Dr Tom Bentley

Dr Tom Bentley
Dr Tom Bentley
Dr Tom Bentley

Senior Lecturer

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+44 (0)1224 273821
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F36 Edward Wright Building

School of Social Science


I studied a BA in Politics at the University of Sheffield, before completing an MA and PhD in International Relations at the University of Sussex. Initially as a Teaching Fellow, I joined the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen in 2014. My book Empires of Remorse: Narrative, Postcolonialism and Apologies for Colonial Atrocity is published by Routledge. I have published original research articles in leading international journals, including Review of International StudiesThird World Quarterly, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of Human Rights, Global Studies Quarterly, and Millennium.


Research Overview

  • Collective memory and memory studies
  • Colonial discourse
  • Political apologies
  • Gramsci and hegemony

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PI1518 Politics and International Relations 2: Power and Conflict
  • PI2009 Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations (convenor)
  • PI3570 Memory and the Politics of the Past (convenor)
  • IR5001 International Relations: Theories and Concepts

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