Jeanne Morefield

Jeanne Morefield

Associate Professor in Political Theory; Tutorial Fellow in Politics
History and Politics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
BA Oberlin, MA Cornell, PhD Cornell

Dr Morefield is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in political theory. She is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Washington D.C. She previously held academic positions at the University of Birmingham, Whitman College, and Australian Catholic University. 


During the 2021-2022 academic year, Dr Morefield will be taking a British Academy and Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, but will be tutoring 1st year Political Theory prelims, 2nd year Political Theory, Feminist Theory, and Plato to Rousseau.


Dr Morefield’s scholarship sits at the intersection of political theory, international relations, and intellectual history with a particular focus on the relationship between liberalism, imperialism, and internationalism in Britain and America. 

Selected Publications

  • Covenants Without Swords: Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire (Princeton, 2005)
  • Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo American Decline and the Politic of Deflection (Oxford, 2014) 
  • Unsettling the World: Edward Said and Political Theory (forthcoming, Rowman and Littlefield, 2022).  
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