Dr Alex Prichard

PhD (Loughborough University)


Senior Lecturer

Office hours: TCB, Amory 217

External websites: academia.eduwww.anarchyrules.info, Research Gate

Dr Prichard's research sits at the intersection of IR theory, political theory and anarchist political thought. He is best known for his writing on the international political theory of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, and is currently developing insights drawn from this work in two main areas. The first strand of this research aims to rethink the concept of anarchy in IR theory. The second seeks to uncover anarchist approaches to constitutionalisng.

A large part of this first collaborative project has been published as a special issue of The Journal of International Political Theory. The second project was funded by the ESRC under its 'Transforming Social Science' funding scheme. In conjunction with Professor Ruth Kinna and Dr Thomas Swann at Loughborough University, and five partner groups around the UK, the project has produced innovative insights into horizontalist and radically participatory constitutional politics. You can find out more about the project here.

Dr Prichard was appointed lecturer in International Relations at the University of Exeter in 2012, and has been a Senior Lecturer in International Relations since 2015. Previously he was LSE Fellow in International Political Theory (2010-2012), ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol (2009-2010), and before that a Teaching Fellow and Research Officer at the University of Bath (2008-2009). In 2005 Dr Prichard co-founded the PSA Anarchist Studies Network, and in 2012 he co-founded the monograph series 'Contemporary Anarchist Studies', first published by Bloomsbury and now published by Manchester University Press.