Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT)

Advisory Board


Jens Bartelson

Jens Bartelson is Professor of Political Science at Lund University.  His fields of interest include international political theory, the history of political thought, political philosophy and social theory. He has written mainly about the concept of the sovereign state and the philosophy of world community. Jens is the author of Visions of World Community (Cambridge University Press, 2009), The Critique of the State (Cambridge University Press, 2001), A Genealogy of Sovereignty (Cambridge University Press, 1995) as well as of articles in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Political Theory, Review of International Studies, European Journal of International Relations, European Journal of International Law, and International Sociology.


Lene Hansen

Lene Hansen is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.  Her research concerns the politics of representation, that is, the role of narratives, discourses and identity constructions for foreign and security policies. Lene's writings combine theory and methodology development with analysis of contemporary foreign policy issues, including the Danish debate on European integration, the Bosnian War and the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis, across a range of genre including autobiography, travel writing, and cartooning. She is also contributing to debates in Security Studies, particularly over gender, cyber security, securitization theory and the sociology of the field. Lene is currently working on a project on images and international security and one on feminist international political theory. She is the author of Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War (Routledge, 2006), and with Barry Buzan of The Evolution of International Security Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2009), as well as articles in journals like International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Millennium, Review of International Studies, and International Feminist Journal of Politics.


Kimberly Hutchings

Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her interests include feminist, postcolonial and critical international theory and ethics, as well as the work of Kant, Hegel, Foucault and Arendt. She is the author of Kant, Critique and Politics (1996), International Political Theory (1999), Hegel and Feminist Philosophy (2003) and Time and World Politics: thinking the present (2008). Her current work includes a collaborative project on politics and violence with Elizabeth Frazer (New College, Oxford) and ongoing work on the question of judgment in international ethical and political theory.


Naeem Inayatullah

Naeem Inayatullah is Professor of Politics at Ithaca College.  His research locates the Third World in international relations.  He shows how the history and theory of international relations are formed against ideas about “Indians”, demonstrating how classical theorists such as Smith, Hegel, and Marx construct their arguments via comparisons to non-European peoples.  His conceptualization of political economy as a capitalist global division of labor aims to reveal how contemporary conditions of wealth and poverty emerge from historical capitalism.  In addition, he works on the relationship between autobiography and theory construction as well as on how popular culture – especially music and television – expresses theoretical tensions.  With David Blaney, he is the co-author of International Relations and the Problem of Difference (Routledge 2004), and Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty, and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism (Routledge 2010).  He is the editor of Autobiographical International Relations: I, IR (Routledge 2011). 


Alexander Wendt

Alexander Wendt is Mershon Professor of International Security and Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University. He is interested in philosophical aspects of social science, with special reference to international relations. He is the author of several well-known articles, as well as Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge, 1999.  Alexander is currently working on a book, Quantum Mind and Social Science, which explores the implications for social science of the possibility that consciousness is a macroscopic quantum mechanical phenomenon – in effect, that human beings are walking wave/particle dualities. He is also co-editor of International Theory (Cambridge), which he founded with Duncan Snidal to bring together scholarship from international relations theory, international legal theory, and international political theory.