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Dr Cameron Harrington

Assistant Professor in International Relations

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Assistant Professor in International Relations in the School of Government and International AffairsIM216, Al-Qasimi Building+44 (0) 191 33 45665
Departmental Lead in the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy  
Fellow of the Global Policy Institute  


Cameron Harrington is an Assistant Professor of international relations in the School of Government and International Affairs. He is a researcher and analyst of global environmental politics. His research draws from international relations, political philosophy, criminology, and human geography and focuses on the theory and practice of security in the Anthropocene.

He earned his PhD in political science from The University of Western Ontario in 2014. Between 2014-2015 he held the Global Change and Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cape Town and was an affiliate researcher with WWF-South Africa. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal in 2016. Dr. Harrington is also appointed as a Research Associate (non-resident) in the Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town.

Research interests

  • IR Theory
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Critical security studies
  • Anthropocene
  • Water Security
  • Posthumanism


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