About Dr Charlotte Epstein

Research interests include: International relations, Political Theory, Psychoanalysis, Research, Science & Technology Policy

My interests are in the areas of International Relations theory, particularly in post-structuralist approaches and discourse theory, critical security studies and global environmental politics. In my book, The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of An Anti-Whaling Discourse, I approach the topic of whaling both as an object of analysis in its own right and as a lens for examining the role of discursive power in international relations.

Before joining the department, I was a Georges Lurcy Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Political Science Department. I hold two undergraduate degrees in Humanities (in Philosophy and Literature) and a Masters in Philosophy from L'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, an MPhil and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. I also taught at both Cambridge University and UC Berkeley before coming to Sydney. At the University of Sydney I teach courses on IR theory, political theory, and global environment politics.

I am also affiliated as a chercheur associé with the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI/Science-Po Paris), as well as the l'Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) (Paris), and, at Sydney, I am an Associate of the Centre for International Law.

Selected publications

For a complete profile and list of publications go here.