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Teaching Fellow in International Relations, University of Southampton

I joined the University of Southampton as a Teaching Fellow in International Relations in September 2018. Previously I worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. I was awarded my PhD by the University of Sheffield in 2018 for a thesis examining the theoretical foundations of common humanity and its motivational influence on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle. I also hold an MA and BA in International Relations, both from the University of Leeds

My research primarily focuses on the complex interaction between politics, morality and law at the global level with particular emphasis on the UN Security Council and international peace and security. I am working as part of a British Academy funded project that explores the UK role and reputation as a permanent member of the UN Security Council after the decision to leave the European Union. I have also recently published research in the Journal of International Political Theory, on the motivational role of humanity in humanitarian interventions, and have an upcoming book chapter exploring cosmopolitan responsibility and the challenge of global health governance, published by Oxford University Press. You can follow me on Twitter @Sam_Jarvis_


  • 2018–present
    Teaching Fellow in International Relations , University of Southampton
  • 2018–2018
    Research Fellow , University of Leeds