Research Output per year
(Comparative) political thought, international political theory, IR, religion, intellectual history. The global politics and intellectual history of radicalism and anarchism; violent and non-violent, secular and religious: the transcultural politics of dissent; Islam and liberalism; counter-terrorism; IR theory; globalisation.
Zaheer Kazmi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mitchell Institute. He has a BA (Hons) in Politics (SOAS), an MSc (Econ) in International Relations (LSE) and a PhD in international political theory (Cambridge). His interdisciplinary and comparative work crosses the study of political thought, religion, International Relations (IR) and intellectual history.
He works on the global politics and intellectual history of radicalism and anarchism with a focus on the transcultural politics of dissent; violent and non-violent, secular and religious. He is also interested in the relationship between Islam and liberalism and the impact and evolution of Western counter-terrorism policies since 9/11.
His latest book is Islam After Liberalism (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017), edited with Faisal Devji. He is the author of Polite Anarchy in International Relations Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), a study of anarchist thought and international relations theory, and the co-editor of an interdisciplinary volume on global Islamist militancy called Contextualising Jihadi Thought (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2012). He has also published articles in the peer-reviewed academic journals Modern Intellectual History, Review of International Studies and The Journal of Political Ideologies.
He was previously a Senior Research Analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2006-11). Since leaving the diplomatic service, he has held various research and visiting positions: Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford (2011-12), ESRC Mid-Career Fellow at the Faculty of History, Oxford University (2012-14), Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University (2014-15), and Associate Member of the Faculty of History, Oxford University. He has also worked in the faith and human rights international NGO sectors, including as an NGO representative to the UN Commission on Human Rights, Geneva.
He has published articles in various media outlets including The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, Foreign Affairs, Prospect, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Aeon Magazine and Open Democracy, and the arts and culture magazines TANK, The Brooklyn Rail, and 3AM Magazine.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)