Geoffrey Swenson

Geoffrey Swenson


Queen's University Belfast (QUB)


Geoffrey Swenson (Class of 2006, Queen's University Belfast) is an Associate Professor of

International Politics at City, University of London, an External Affiliate of Ostrom Workshop at the University of Indiana, and a Trustee of the British International Studies Association. He is also a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow for 2023-24 and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Swenson completed a PhD in International Relations at Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar and won the Winchester Prize for most outstanding thesis. He holds a BA from Grinnell College, MA from Queen's University Belfast as a Mitchell Scholar, and a JD from Stanford Law School. Swenson has held fellowships at Oxford, LSE, Stanford, and the Carnegie Endowment. Swenson’s book, Contending Orders: Legal Pluralism and the Rule of Law, was recently published by Oxford University Press. His research has been published in leading journals including International Security, World Development, International Studies Review, Third World Quarterly, Disasters, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.