Dr Shannon Brincat is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Shannon's work focuses on processes of global transformation taking place over and above the state. In particular, he has examined how people have sought to expand the circle of inclusion in cosmopolitan political community through processes of mutual recognition and dialogue across borders in world politics. Other research areas include global responses to climate change and ecological crises, accountability efforts in global governance, and the problems of assassination and tyrannicide. Shannon has also investigated the continuing impact of dialogue and discourses in socialist thought, including fieldwork in Cuba in 2016 investigating current forms of socio-political change underway on the island. His current major project focuses on dialectics – a unique form of thinking through dialogue with others – and how different cultures and societies have utilised such knowledge across history. His book, The Spiral World, shows how dialectical thinking can help us mediate the accelerating ecological and political challenges facing humanity today.
Since completing his PhD in 2011, Shannon has been a Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a Research Fellow at Griffith University. He has published widely in critical International Relations theory, having edited four books and three journal symposia. Shannon's articles have appeared in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, and Constellations. He is co-founder and co-editor of the journal Global Discourse and sits on the editorial board of Globalizations.
Shannon also helps run the community based Queensland School of Philosophy (QSP)
- International Studies Association
- British International Studies Association
- Australian Political Science Association
Association for Political Theory
Winner of the 2015 award for Best Theory Paper in International Relations, IR Theory Section, International Studies Association (US) for the paper ‘Hegel and the Dao’.
- University of Queensland, Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Teaching Awards, Tutor Award, 2009
- Deakin University, Arts Faculty Ambassador, 2004
Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students
- International Relations Theory
- Political Philosophy
- Environmental politics and climate change
Critical Theory (social, political and IR)
|Grant / Project name||Investigators||Funding body and A$ value||Year(s)||
Focus (of research grant)
|Tyrannicide in Classical Greece||Shannon Brincat||
Griffith University New Researcher GrantA$6735
|Global Greenhouse Gas Tax and Draft Treaty||Shannon Brincat||
Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki, (28,308€ equivalent to $40,473.54 AUD)
|Visiting Scholar - Aberystwyth University||Shannon Brincat||University of Queensland Graduate School Research Travel Grant, A$5000||2009||Critical Theory|