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  • Quentin Bruneau

    Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Politics; Departmental Faculty Advisor for Politics


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    D - Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    Quentin Bruneau


    Quentin Bruneau is Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. He has three main areas of interest in international relations. The first pertains to the question of how we can theoretically make sense of fundamental discontinuities in the organisation of international society. His second area of interest relates to the historical role played by key groups of international practitioners (e.g. diplomats, lawyers, financiers, military strategists, etc.) in altering the conduct of international relations. Finally, he has an interest in the history of the global economy, particularly international finance since the eighteenth century. 

    His current book project, Sovereigns and the Masters of Capital, examines how capital lenders, particularly bankers, have thought about sovereigns from the early nineteenth century to the present day and how their changing thought has transformed the practice of sovereign lending (i.e. lending capital to states/sovereigns).


    Degrees Held

    D.Phil. International Relations, University of Oxford, 2016.

    M.Phil. International Relations, University of Oxford, 2012.

    B.Sc. Political Science, Université de Montréal, 2010.

    Professional Affiliation

    International Studies Association (ISA)

    European International Studies Association (EISA)

    Recent Publications

    'The Long Nineteenth Century,' in The Oxford Handbook of History and International Relations, edited by Mlada Bukovansky, Edward Keene, Maja Spanu, and Christian Reus-Smit (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

    'Constructivism and Macro-Historical Approaches,' in Routledge Handbook of Historical International Relations, edited by Benjamin de Carvalho, Julia Costa-Lopez, and Halvard Leira (London: Routledge, forthcoming). 

    Research Interests

    Theory of international relations; history of modern international relations; international political economy (especially finance from the eighteenth century to the contemporary period); global and imperial history; the role of knowledge in international relations. 


    Current Courses

    Admin Co-Dir (Fall 2019)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Fall 2019)

    International Theory

    Life Chances of Polities

    Life Chances of Polities

    Modern International Society (Fall 2019)

    Senior Capstone

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