Faculty Profile

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School of Social Sciences


Full-time Faculty
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Patrick Quinton-Brown joined SMU as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in 2023. Previously he was a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford where he also held a Senior College Lectureship at University College. From January 2021 to October 2022, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute in the National University of Singapore. His articles have appeared in journals including International Affairs, International Relations, Millennium, and Review of International Studies. His research interests cover theories of international relations and global governance; international institutions and organisations; interpretive and postcolonial approaches; and the Global South in historical international society. He is currently completing a book, Intervention before Interventionism: Contestation and Decolonization in Global Order, under contract with Oxford University Press.


  • D.Phil. in International Relations, University of Oxford, 2021
  • M.Phil. in International Relations, University of Oxford, 2016
  • H.B.A. in International Relations, University of Toronto, 2014

Research Interests

  • IR Theory
  • Globalization of International Society
  • Non-Aligned Movement
  • Sovereignty and Intervention
  • Interpretive and Postcolonial Approaches

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Intervention and Justice in International Relations