Biography

Simon joined UEA in 2009 after completing his doctorate in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he held the LSE International Relations Department’s Michael Leifer Scholarship.

He is a Senior Fellow on Global Cities at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a Senior Research Fellow at UCL's City Leadership Initiative.

His new book, Global Cities and Global Order (Oxford University Press) is shortlisted for the 2017 British Studies Association Susan Strange Book Prize.

His core research interests include international theory, the history of international society, international political economy, and global cities.

Academic Background

PhD International Relations, London School of Economics

MSc Theory and History of International Relations, London School of Economics

All Publications

Curtis, S.

(2017)

LaVanguardia Dossier - City Power Issue: Global Cities and the Future of World Order,

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2017)

The urban imperative: towards competitive cities. Edited by Edward Glaeser and Abha Joshi-Ghani. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2015. 463pp. £32.99. isbn 978 0 19945 777 9,

in International Affairs

93

(1)

pp. 210-212

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2016)

Global Cities and Global Order,

Oxford University Press

ISBN 978-0198744016

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2016)

Connectography: mapping the global network revolution. By Parag Khanna,

in International Affairs

92

(6)

pp. 1533-1534

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2016)

Cities and global governance: State failure or a new global order? ,

in Millennium

44

(3)

pp. 455-477

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2014)

The Power of Cities in International Relations,

Routledge

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2014)

Empowering Cities,

in The Power of Cities in International Relations.

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2014)

The Meaning of Global Cities: Rethinking the Relationship Between Cities, States and International Order,

in The Power of Cities in International Relations.

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Curtis, S. (ed.), Acuto, M. (ed.)

(2013)

Reassembling International Theory: Assemblage Thinking and International Relations,

Palgrave Macmillan

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Curtis, S., Acuto, M.

(2013)

Assemblage Thinking and International Relations,

in Reassembling International Theory : Assemblage Thinking and International Relations.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 1-15

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Curtis, S.

(2011)

Global Cities and the Transformation of the International System,

in Review of International Studies

(37: 1923-47)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Curtis, S., Bousquet, A.

(2011)

Beyond Models and Metaphors: Complexity Theory, Systems Thinking and International Relations,

in Cambridge Review of International Affairs

24

(1)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Curtis, S., Koivisto, M.

(2010)

Towards a Second 'Second Debate'? History, Scientific Inquiry and Historical Sociology in International Relations,

in International Relations

24

(4)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Simon’s current research projects investigate the relationship between transnational processes and the society of sovereign states, with particular reference to transnational urbanism and global cities. He is interested in supervising postgraduate research students in all aspects of international theory, the history of international society, international political economy and transnational politics.

Teaching Interests

Simon teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules that focus upon aspects of international relations theory and on global political economy. He is currently the convenor for the modules 'Global Politics' and ‘Capitalism and its Critics’. He has also taught on the modules ‘International Relations Theory, ‘Introduction to International Relations’, ‘International Politics since 1945’ and 'Global Political Economy'.

Professional Activities

  • External Examiner Birkbeck College.

Key Responsibilities

PSI Post-graduate Research Director

Convenor of the Critical Global Politics Research Group

Liaison to Chatham House