Oxford Political Theory Network (OPTN) member Shuk Ying was jointly awarded the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in political philosophy for her dissertation ‘Postcolonial Global Justice’.
Her work draws on Third World anticolonial thought to grapple with the issue of neo-colonial relations in global politics today.
Previous winners and OPTN members include Professor of Political Theory Teresa Bejan (2015).
Shuk Ying said: “I am very honoured that my dissertation has been chosen as a co-winner of the Leo Strauss Award, and would like to express my deepest gratitude to my PhD advising committee (Professors Charles Beitz, Anna Stilz, Desmond Jagmohan, and Lea Ypi) as well as all the friends and colleagues who have helped me along the way.”
Shuk Ying’s research sits at the intersection of 20th century anticolonial thought, contemporary theories of global justice; questions of empire and race; and ideas of equality and self-determination.
Prior to Oxford, Shuk Ying completed a PhD in political theory at Princeton University, where she was a Graduate Prize Fellow at the University Centre for Human Values (2018-19) and a Graduate Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (2019-2020).
In January 2023, she will start as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at University College London.
I am very honoured that my dissertation has been chosen as a co-winner of the Leo Strauss Award.