DPIR’s Global Thinkers Project nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award

We are delighted to announce that the Global Thinkers Project has been shortlisted for the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards.


These Awards celebrate projects that have demonstrated a commitment to equality and diversity across the University. The Global Thinkers Project is one of four to be shortlisted in the ‘Promoting Awareness’ category, which ‘recognises work to raise awareness and promote understanding of equality and diversity issues’. Their work—including their discussion series, which is now online—explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions in international affairs but have been excluded from the discipline of International Relations due to biases of language, region, and gender.

The project was launched in 2017, with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations. Its team includes Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, Marina Pérez de Arcos, Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Sharinee Jagtiani, DPhil candidate in International Relations, Urvi Khaitan, DPhil Candidate in History, and Anna Chirniciuc, MPhil Candidate in International Relations.

To expand its reach across the university, the project partners across disciplines (History and Area Studies), divisions (Social Sciences and Humanities), research centres (Latin American Centre, Spanish Studies at Oxford, Contemporary South Asian Studies, Rothermere American Institute, African Studies Centre, Asian Studies Centre, and TORCH) and colleges (St Cross, St Antony’s and Somerville).

The winners are due to be announced later this month.