Alex Haskins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
Born in Okinawa, but a native of St. Louis, Dr. Haskins first discovered the field of political theory in college. His teaching and research interests in the field have been sustained over the years by a deeply felt need to grapple with the complex histories of imperialism, colonialism, and Christianity in the modern world--particularly in Africa, the Americas, and Asia--and what implications such grappling might have for global justice, international law, multiculturalism, and global missions. He is currently revising his book manuscript on the "glocalization" of non-domination in the political thought of Montesquieu (1689-1755), Wei Yuan (1794-1856), and W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963).
The University of Chicago
Ph.D., Political Science, 2020
M.A., Political Science, 2015
M.T.S., Religion, Ethics and Politics and East Asian Religions, 2013
B.A., Government & Legal Studies and Asian Studies, 2011
- History of Political Thought (Asian, European, and African diasporic)
- Modern Political Thought
- Global and Comparative Political Theory
- Empire & Colonialism
- International Law & Legal Thought
- Religion & Politics
- American Political Science Association (APSA)
- Association for Political Theory (APT)
- Alex Haskins, "Montesquieu's Paradoxical Spirit of Moderation: on the Making of Asian Despotism in De l'esprit des lois," Political Theory 46.6 (December 2018).
- Food: BBQ/Southern, Jamaican, Korean, Mexican
- Media: anime/manga, fighting games, K-dramas, Marvel cinema
- Music: R&B/Soul, Jazz, Chillhop/Lo-Fi, Reggaeton
- Sports: Tennis, Ping-pong, Swimming, Baseball
- Teas: jasmine, mint, oolong, lemon