Professor Duncan Kelly

Fellow, Financial Tutor, Director of Studies in Human, Social and Political Sciences (Part IIB and Harvard)
University Positions
Professor of Political Thought and Intellectual History
Specialising in
Politics and International Studies

Duncan Kelly is a Professor of Political Thought and Intellectual History. His research explores intellectual history and political theory, particularly of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

Academic interests

Duncan Kelly's academic interests include the following areas:

  • Intellectual history
  • The history of modern political and economic ideas
  • Various issues in political theory.

He is currently writing across three main topics:

  • The intellectual history of the First World War
  • Global histories of political thought since 1848
  • Political judgment, political theory and the Anthropocene. 

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons, Glasgow Caledonian.
  • MA, York.
  • PhD, Sheffield.

Other interests

Reading and collecting books, music and art, various sports (especially squash), languages, and travel.

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