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Timothy M. Shaw, PhD

  • Research Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School Graduate Program Director, Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program
  • Telephone: 617.287.4598
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 110

Areas of Expertise

International Political Economy, Human Development and Human Security, African and Caribbean Region


PhD, Princeton University

Additional Information

Timothy Shaw joined the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in fall 2012 semester and served as graduate program director of the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program until 2015. He has an extraordinary record, both as a scholar and administrator, most recently as professor and director at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and associate research fellow at UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges.

Shaw previously directed the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London where he remains professor emeritus. As of February 1, 2013, he is an assigned professor in the faculty of social science at Aalborg University; and he continues to be visiting professor at Mbarara and Stellenbosch Universities in Africa. In June of 2014 he received a honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Shaw edits international political economy book series for both Ashgate Publishing and Palgrave Macmillan. His most recent co-edited works include Africa’s Challenge to International Relations Theory (pb 2013), Comparative Regionalism for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South (2013,) Diplomacies of Small States (pb 2013), Africa & IR in the 21st Century (pb 2015), and Rethinking Development: Challenges for Public Policy (2012) and Development in Africa: refocusing the lens after the MDGs.(forthcoming)