My research is in the area of international relations theory, and can be divided into two phases. In the earlier phase, my research focused on the possible relationships between historical sociology and international relations. In particular, my research investigated how both disciplines employed the notion of system, and whether there was the possibility for a fruitful dialogue between the two. More directly, my purpose has been to encourage a re-engagement with history by theorists of international relations.
More recently, I have been working collaboratively with my UEL colleague Professor Erika Cudworth on a project, originally founded in complexity thinking, which we now call posthuman international relations.
I currently teach courses in International Relations theory at levels 4, 5 and 7. I have previously taught courses on a diverse range of subjects including International Organization, the foreign policy of the United States, China, and the global trade in illegal drugs.