Dr Alexander Hoseason

Teaching Associate in Politics and International Relations

My research focusses on the role that the concept of harm has played in international relations, and how this is changed over time. In particular, I focus on how IR has played a role in changing perceptions of harm over time; developing new understandings of harm and adapting old ones to changing patterns of global interconnection. In line with this, my current aim is to provide a defensible account of structure in claims to harm with a view to future empirical work on the structuring of large-scale global challenges. 

In addition to my role at Aston, I am currently the Treasurer of the ‘IR as a Social Science’ working group of the British International Studies Association. I also take an active interest in innovative teaching techniques including podcasting and the use of games in education.

Email a.hoseason@aston.ac.uk
Room: NW803

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • PhD International Politics, Aberystwyth University (2015)
  • MA International Security, Warwick University (2010)
  • BA Politics and International Relations, Warwick University (2006)


  • LP1021 Introduction to International Relations
  • LP2045 Political Theories and Ideologies
  • LP3416 Contemporary Political Theory