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April 22-23

The Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory was established in 2016. Now entering our eighth year, we welcome graduate students from all areas of political theory to attend the 2024 Conference. 

Call for Abstracts

The 2024 Conference

We are pleased to announce that Nuffield College will be hosting the Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory again on 22-23 April 2024.


We welcome submissions from graduate students in any area of political theory, including—but not limited to—critical theory, history of political thought, and analytic political philosophy. 


Interested applicants should prepare an anonymised abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a cover sheet detailing the applicant’s name, paper title, and institutional affiliation. Please send all application materials to The window for submissions will close on 1 February 2024 at 11:59pm. Applicants can expect to hear from the conference organisers no later than Feb 22nd.  


The 2024 conference will be held in person. We are glad to offer a number of small travel grants to UK-based conference attendees without access to institutional funding. 


Please direct any inquiries regarding the conference to the conference email address:  






We are delighted that Dr Jan Kandiyali (University of Durham) will be our keynote speaker for the conference. Dr Kandiyali joined Durham as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory in 2021. He previously taught at the LSE (2019-2021) and Istanbul Technical University (2015-2019). His PhD is from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Kandiyali's interests are in political philosophy, ethics, and the history of political thought. He is currently working on a book entitled Karl Marx's Account of the Good Society, which is under contract with OUP. The book provides a new interpretation of Karl Marx's account of the good society, and defends that account both as an interpretation of Marx and as an independently appealing view. 

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Nuffield College, founded 1937, is one of the 38 constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It is home to the Nuffield Political Theory Workshop, currently convened by the Nuffield Chair in Political Theory, Professor Cécile Laborde.

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