School of Social and Political Science

Joint Graduate Conference in Political Theory

05 - 06 June 2023
09:00 - 17:30


Chrystal Macmillan Building



Text reads: Joint Graduate Conference in Political Theory. Conference themes: Justice, Oppression, Resistance


Join us for this Joint Graduate Conference in Political Theory organised by PhD researchers from University of Edinburgh and St. Andrews!


We are pleased to be holding the first joint Graduate Conference in Political Theory organised by the University of Edinburgh and St. Andrews University! The conference is supported by CRITIQUE Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought at Edinburgh and by the St. Andrews International Political Theory Research Group.

Please note: Registration to attend the conference is mandatory. Coffees and lunch will be provided on both days. If you plan to attend only one of the days or a portion of the days, please still register.

Conference theme: Justice, Oppression, Resistance

Keynotes speakers: Shuk Ying Chan (University College London), Ẹniolá Ànúolúwapo Sóyemí (University of Oxford), Rahul Rao (University of St. Andrews)

Over the two-day conference, we are hosting an exciting line-up of panels with early career scholars from around the world, both in-person and online. Our panels explore the following themes:

  • Methodology as a critical lens in political theory
  • Feminist Resistances in International Perspective
  • Violence, Praxis, Incarceration
  • Redefining Parameters of Oppression
  • Oppressive Norms
  • Pluralising Perspectives on Justice

In a nutshell: This conference seeks to explore the ways in which normative theories of justice are problematised in contemporary scholarship, and how this may enable the realisation of a more just world. Please join us!

Key speakers

  • Shuk Ying Chan (University College London)
  • Ẹniolá Ànúolúwapo Sóyemí (University of Oxford)
  • Rahul Rao (University of St. Andrews)

Partner institutions

  • The University of St Andrews
  • CRITIQUE (Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought at Edinburgh)