Dr. Felix Röesch

I am presently Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University. Previously, I was a centre associate at the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence at the Newcastle University as well as a visiting scholar at the Kansai University in Osaka and the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University in Washington. I gained a PhD in Politics from Newcastle University with a study on Hans J. Morgenthau's world-view. In addition, I hold a MA in International Studies from Newcastle University, a M.A. in Politics, Economics, and Intercultural Business Communication from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, and a Diplome du Programme International from Sciences-Po Paris. My research focuses on International Political Theory and in particular I am working on the connections between classical realism and critical theory. I am also interested in intellectual history, knowledge transfer, and Japanese political thought. More specifically, I have looked in my research into conceptualising the public spehere, power, and aspects of social criticism. I also contributed to the elaboration of the world politics and popular culture nexus. Currently, I am working on projects exploring the concept of unlearning in International Relations and a theorisation of community beyond postcolonialism. 

  • Maruyama, Morgenthau, and Modernity: This project emphasises the importance of Non-Western thought for finding answers to the most pressing questions in international politics. 
  • Global Political Thinkers: Global Political Thinkers is a new Palgrave Macmillan Pivot book series, of which I am one of the editors.
Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021