Kamran Matin (Director)
A latecomer to the modern canon of social sciences, the discipline of International Relations has a relatively narrow core: its roots in Anglo-American politics and academia created a Eurocentric bias; its keen desire to influence policy-making stood in the way of systematic theoretical analysis; and its limited conception of social science impeded the analysis of core norms and values. The Centre for Advanced International Theory thus aims to provide the space for systematic reflection on the concepts, actors, structures, norms, and practices of international politics.
To this end, CAIT invites advanced fundamental research on international politics from within and outside the discipline - including but not limited to international political theory, international historical sociology, international political economy and from all theoretical backgrounds, orthodox and heterodox - free of the requirement for direct policy relevance and reflexive of the knowledge/power nexus.
The Sussex International Theory Lectures showcase the relevance of innovative theoretical work in International Relations; the Sussex International Theory Prize values outstanding innovative theoretical research in International Relations; the annual International Theory Symposium provides the framework for thorough engagement with international theory and Visiting Fellowships, workshops, conferences and reading groups encourage exchange and collaboration in the field. Keep up to date with what is happening at CAIT by subscribing to our mailing list: email@example.com.
- Management Committee
- Visiting Research Fellows
Professor Randolph B. Persaud (American University)
Dr. Sebastian Schindler (University of Frankfurt's School of Social Science)
Sebastian Hoppe (September to November 2018) University of Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Kai Koddenbrock (April 2018 - July 2018) University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Professor Umut Özkirimli (January 2017 - June 2017) University of Lund, Sweden
Dr. Hendrik Simon (January 2017 - March 2017) University of Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. Guangcheng Zhao (March 2016 - March 2017)
Dr. Lauri Siisiäinen (July 2015 - January 2016) University of Jyväskylä Finland
Professor Anthony Langlois (September 2014) Flinders University, Australia
Dr. Hannes Peltonen (May 2014) University of Tampere, Finland
Professor Noel Parker (February - July 2014) University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor David Blaney (October - December 2012) Macalester College, USA
Professor Asli Ergul Jorgensen (October - December 2012) University of Izmir, Turkey
Professor Knud Erik Jorgensen (October - December 2012) University of Aarhus, Denmark
- Advisory Board
- CAIT Members