Christopher J. Finlay

Professor in Political Theory, Durham University

Christopher J. Finlay is a Professor in Political Theory at Durham University and currently holds a Leverlhulme Major Research Fellowship (2017-2019). He previously held appointments at Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Dublin and the University of Birmingham, and was British Academy Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow, 2010-11. He teaches and writes on international political theory, particularly just war theory, terrorism and the ethics of political violence, and on the history of political thought. His most recent book, Terrorism and the Right to Resist: a Theory of Just Revolutionary War, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Professor in Political Theory, Durham University
  • 2015–2017
    Reader in Political Theory, University of Birmingham
  • 2011–2015
    Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
  • 2007–2011
    Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Education

  • 2000 
    Trinity College Dublin, PhD Modern History
  • 1996 
    Trinity College Dubli, BA History and Political Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    The Subject of Legitimate Violence (Major Research Fellowship 2017-2019)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust
  • 2010
    Terrorism and the Right to Resist (BA Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship 2010-2011)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy