Dr Amanda Russell Beattie

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations / Member of the Aston Centre for Europe 

My research agenda focuses on the intersection of political theory and international political thought.  It engages with the idea of human vulnerability and how various aspects of moral institutional design, both historical and contemporary, address this problem in the wider theater of international politics.  Previous work has focused on the morality of natural law, which I remained interested in but I am also pursuing themes related, but not limited to, critical international theory.  I am also interested in pursuing research relating to the idea of global communities, citizenship, and maternal politics.  

  • December 2015 to present M. Education, Aston University (Expected completion, December 2016)
  • December 2015 Post-Graduate Diploma, Professional Practice, Aston University (to be awarded in 2016) 
  • January 2010 Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Higher Education), Aston University. 
  • 2007 Ph.D. The University of St. Andrews, International Relations
  • 2003 M.Litt. The University of St. Andrews, International Security Studies
  • 1998 B.A. (Hons) McGill University, Political Science


  • LP1021 Introduction to International Relations
  • LP2001 The History of Political Thought
  • LP3022 Ethics and International Politics
  • LP3416 Contemporary Political Theory

Peer Reviewed Articles


Chapter Contributions

Other publications

  • The Globe and Mail.  'Save the United Nations.' Letters to the Editor.  March 20, 2003.

  • CBC Radio One. Guest Speaker on The House, hosted by Anthony Germain.  March 23, 2002. 

Room: NW 810
Email: a.r.beattie@aston.ac.uk 
Phone: 0121 204 3080