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Alex Haskins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations

On Faculty since 2020
MSC 213

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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

Harvard University
M.T.S., Religion, Ethics and Politics and East Asian Religions, 2013

Bowdoin College
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)
  • 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