The Oxford Political Theory Network brings together academics, students and visitors from the Department and the wider Oxford community. Our members work within many diverse traditions of political theory, including analytical political philosophy, the history of political thought, critical theory, feminism, and public policy research. 

Throughout the year, members organise numerous seminar series, workshops, and conferences (including the Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory), which are advertised through the OPTN email lists. The DPIR Political Theory group also offers two regular seminars, the Oxford Political Thought Seminar and the Nuffield Political Theory Workshop. All Political Theory MPhil students are required to attend at least one of these seminars per week.

The Network keeps a record of its DPhil alumni who have gone on to academic posts around the world—please browse this list and let us know if your name is missing. 


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Related media coverage

Our political theorists' academic writing and books garner much media attention and our network members are often invited to feature, write and comment in international publications.