Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice

Professor Stephen Hopgood

Key information

Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice Member Member
BSc (Bristol), DPhil (Oxon)
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Dr Stephen Hopgood is Professor of International Relations. His main area of interest is the international politics of humanitarianism and human rights, including the sociology of human rights advocacy. From 2009-2012, he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship which culminated in the book, The Endtimes of Human Rights (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013) named by the Guardian as one of the top ten books on international struggle. This follows on from his ethnography of Amnesty International, Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006), which won the American Political Science Association Best Book in Human Rights Award in 2007. He has a D Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford where he was a student at Nuffield College.

Research interests

  • International politics of human rights,
  • Humanitarianism and international justice
  • Theories of the state

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Morgane Dussud
Mrs Sena Galazzi Lian Saving' Myanmar One Day at a Time: the Everyday Lives of NGO Workers in Yangon (Working title)
Ms Elke Selter The International Politics of Heritage and their Impact on Conflict Transformation (working title)


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