Dr Scott Hamilton received his PhD from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and his MPhil from the University of Oxford. He is an inter-disciplinary researcher exploring the intersection of political philosophy and theory with urgent problems of international relations and global governance. His recent research examined the historical and conceptual development of global climate change and the Anthropocene epoch, as well as the sciences and technologies used to model and conceptualise these global crises for politicians and the public.
Aside from his empirical focus on global environmental politics and governance, and critical security studies, Dr Hamilton uses insights from continental philosophy and political theory to seek new or unexpected angles and perspectives from which to reconsider today’s global crises. At the BSIA, he is currently using governmentality studies and quantum physics to reconsider the relationship of local politics and international relations to social norms, media discourses, the natural sciences, and the nature of self-certainty and subjectivity.
Dr Hamilton also has extensive experience publishing in and editing peer-reviewed academic journals. Most recently, he edited Millennium: Journal of International Studies (vol. 44) and The St. Antony’s International Review (vol. 8.2).