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Todd H. Hall

Todd H. Hall

(PhD, University of Chicago)

Professor of International Relations, Tutorial Fellow in Politics for St Anne's College
+44 (0)1865 274867
St Anne's College
Office Address:
St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS

Prof Hall earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2008 and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Harvard, as well as visiting scholar appointments at the Free University of Berlin, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the University of Tokyo. Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Prof Hall held the position of Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Toronto (2010-2013). Research interests extend to the areas of international relations theory; the intersection of emotion, affect, and foreign policy; and Chinese foreign policy. Recent publications include articles in International OrganizationInternational SecurityInternational Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Political Psychology, Political Science Quarterly, and Security Studies. Prof Hall has also published a book with Cornell University Press, titled Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage, which was recently named co-recipient of the International Studies Association's 2016 Diplomatic Studies Section Book Award.


Research Interests

Theorizing the role of emotions and affect in international politics.  

The international relations of East Asia, with a specific focus on the foreign policy of China.  


Political Theory Emotions Foreign Policy and diplomacy International relations Power Public Policy


Undergraduate Tutorial Provision:

214 International Relations

212 International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars

213 International Relations in the Era of the Cold War

297 Special Subject in Politics: International Security and Conflict

Graduate Teaching:

International Relations Core (MPhil IR)

International Relations of East Asia


Previous Posts Held

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2010-2013)

Postdoctoral Fellow, China and the World Program, Princeton University (2009-2010)

Postdoctoral Fellow, China and the World Program, Harvard University (2008-2009)



(Co-Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications 

In Chinese:

  • 反复性紧张局势的后果研究, [Researching the Consequences of Repeated Tensions], (co-authored with Ja Ian Chong of National University of Singapore),  世界经济与政治 [World Economics and Politics, Beijing China], 2014(9): 50-74.
  • 情感转向:情感的类型及其国际关系影响, [The Affective Turn: Varieties of Affect and Their Influence on International Relations], (co-authored with Andrew Ross of Ohio University), 外交评论 [Foreign Affairs Review, Beijing China], 2011, 4: 40-56.