Ashley Dodsworth

Politics and International Relations

Teaching Fellow

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Research Interests

Ashley's research interests are in the area of the history of political theory, particularly with regard to the development of environmentalism. She is a member of the PSA groups on Environmental Politics and the Global Ethics and Political Theory research cluster.

Her other areas of interest include:

  • Feminism
  • Republicanism
  • Human rights

Ashley has presented papers at, among others, the Warwick Graduate Conference, Pavia Graduate Conference, Brave New World, ALSP annual conference, the MANCEPT workshop in Green Theory, and Newport Ideas and Reality Seminar.

In October 2014 she will present at the IAEP annual conference and the Rights to a Green Future conference.


Undergraduate Level

  • Introduction to Politics: Ideas and Ideologies
  • Classics of International Relations
  • Political Ideas
  • Politics and the Environment

Postgraduate Level

  • The Politics of Human Rights
  • Gender in Global Perspective
  • Post Cold War World Order
  • American and the World

Current Research

Ashley's current PhD research, supervised by Dr Laura Brace, examines past conceptions of environmental rights, in order to show how a historically rooted view can respond to the problems inherent with rights to finite resources. She submitted her thesis in April 2014 and passed her viva in June 2014.

She is also working on a joint project relating to the history of American foreign policy, examining how republican ideals influenced the foreign policy decisions of Jefferson and Madison.

Ashley also has over two years experience working with students with autism.

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United Kingdom

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