SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

BA (London); MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
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Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Department of Politics and International Studies

Undergraduate Year 3 tutor

Centre for Comparative Political Thought


Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce
Email address:
+44(0) 20 7898 4701
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm - 2pm


Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce’s primary research interests are in the field of international political economy, particularly the politics of world trade and the history of neoliberalism. He also has strong interests in the conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy, and international political sociology. Matt has a particular interest in applying the thought of Pierre Bourdieu to world politics. His first monograph, titled Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Elsewhere, his most recent articles have been published in New Political Economy and Millennium. At present, he is working on a new book called Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts (Routledge, forthcoming), which seeks to critique the common vocabulary associated with neoliberal notions and policies. Matt previously taught at the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and the University of Exeter. He is a Member of the Senior Common Room at St Antony's College, Oxford. He holds a DPhil in International Relations, also from St Antony's College, Oxford.

Office hours book-up system: Doodle 

Matt is very interested in receiving offers for PhD students in many areas of the political study of capitalism. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neoliberalism, international trade, and theory.



International political economy, particular politics of world trade and history of neoliberalism; conceptual analysis of power and legitimacy; international political sociology


Authored Books

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2016) Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge. (Forthcoming)

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2013) Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2016) 'Historicising the Neoliberal Spirit of Capitalism.' In: Springer, Simon and Birch, Ken and MacLeavy, Julie, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Neoliberalism. Abingdon: Routledge. (Forthcoming)

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2015) 'Symbolic Power and Social Critique in the Making of Oxfam’s Trade Policy Research.' In: Hannah, Erin and Scott, James and Trommer , Silke, (eds.), Expert Knowledge in Global Trade. Abingdon: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew (2014) 'The Concept of Governance in the Spirit of Capitalism.' Critical Policy Studies, 8 (1). pp. 5-21.

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