Todd H. Hall

PhD University of Chicago

Professor of International Relations, DPIR
Tutorial Fellow in Politics, St Anne's College
Director, University of Oxford China Centre
International Relations Network
St Anne's College
Office address
The China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6LU

Professor 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, Professor 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. Professor 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.

Previous Posts

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)


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.  


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

Todd H. Hall



(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.