Dr Christopher Brooke


College position:

Director of Studies in Politics

Photograph of Dr Christopher Brooke
Photograph of Dr Christopher Brooke

Christopher Brooke is University Senior Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), where he is currently Director of Undergraduate Education, and he is also Fellow and Director of Studies in Politics here at Homerton College. His book, Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau was published by Princeton University Press in 2012; more recently he has co-edited with Elizabeth Frazer Ideas of Education: Philosophy and Politics from Plato to Dewey (Routledge, 2013), and edited Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan for Penguin (2017). Current projects include a book manuscript provisionally called The Idea of a European Union, a history of distributive political theory since 1700, and a general history of political thought in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Subject areas

Politics and International Studies

Teaching And Professional Interests
  • The History of the History of Political Thought (PhD class, since 2014)
  • The Political Thought of Michel Foucault (MPhil class, from 2021)
  • The History of Political Thought (Part II, all periods)
  • The Modern State and its Alternatives (Part I)
Links to online publications, articles or other work