Elizabeth Frazer

Elizabeth Frazer

Fellow in Politics; University Lecturer in Politics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
History and Politics
MA DPhil Oxf

Elizabeth Frazer is Head of Department of the Department of Politics and International Relations. Since 1991 she has been Official Fellow, and Tutor in Politics; prior to that she was Rank Manning Junior Research Fellow here. She studied PPE at Pembroke College 1981-84, and completed her Doctorate, in Sociology, in 1987.  

Academic Career
Pembroke College, Oxford: BA Politics Philosophy and Economics, 1981-1984
D Phil (ESRC Studentship) 1984-1987
New College, Oxford:Rank Manning Junior Research Fellow, 1987-1990
Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics, 1990-date
University of Oxford: Lecturer in Politics, 1990-date

Administrative Positions
Chairwoman, Oxford University Women’s Studies Committee, 1989-1994; Convenor 1996-2006
Dean, New College, 1990-1994
Chairwoman, Sub-Faculty of Politics 1998-1999
Director of Research Training, Department of Politics, 1999-2003, 2009-10
Chairwoman, Department of Politics, Political Theory Panel 1992-1994, 1995-1997, 2005-2008
Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, New College, 2009-2012
Head of Department, Department of Politics & International Relations, 2014-2017

Research Interests

  • Normative ideals of politics
  • Shakespeare as a political thinker
  • The relationship between violence and politics in political thought




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