Department of International Politics
International Politics Building
Andrew Davenport joined the department in 2013 as a Lecturer in International Politics, having previously taught at Queen Mary College, University of London and been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster. He was awarded his PhD in International Relations at the University of Sussex in 2012 for a thesis on the materialist critique of Realism.
Andrew Davenport's research is in the field of International Theory. He is interested in elaborating the critical significance of International Theory as revealing the limits of the political and his work focuses on philosophical materialism, particularly in the thinking of Adorno, as a means both for developing the conceptual critique of the political form of 'the international' and for understanding the relationship between capitalism and global political space. To this end, his research engages with modern continental philosophy and social theory, especially Kant and German Idealism, Marxist theory and Critical Theory, in exploring problems of epistemology and metaphysics in relation to the problematic of the international.