Professor Rosemary Foot

Professor Rosemary Foot

Rosemary Foot
Emeritus Fellow
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Rosemary Foot was elected to an Emeritus Fellowship of St Antony's College in October 2014. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Associate at the Oxford China Centre.

Previously Professor of International Relations, and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College, she has been a Fellow of the College since 1990. She was Senior Tutor from 2003-2005, and was Acting Warden of the College from January-October 2012.

In 2014, she held the Visiting Sir Howard Kippenberger Chair in Strategic Studies at the University of Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand, and a Visiting Fellowship at the Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway.

She has been an American Council of Learned Societies/Fulbright Scholar at the East Asian Institute, Columbia University, in 1981-82; a visiting exchange scholar at the People's University in Beijing in 1986; a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies, Princeton University in 1997; Visiting Kiriyama Professor for Pacific Rim Studies at the Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco in 2002; a Visiting Fellow at the Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University from January to June 2006, the Visiting S. Rajaratnam Professor of Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore from August to November 2006; and Visiting Scholar at the Dr Seaker Chan Center, Fudan University in Shanghai in September 2013.

Professor Foot studied at the University of Essex (1972), the London School of Oriental and African Studies (1973), and the London School of Economics and Political Science where she completed a PhD degree in 1977. She then took up a post as Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex, in the School of English and American Studies, acting as Sub Dean of the School from 1985 and 1987. She moved to Oxford in 1990.

Professor Foot was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1996.

Selected Publications: 

Professor Foot's most recent publication is The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia, co-edited with Saadia M. Pekkanen and John Ravenhill (Oxford University Press, 2014). In 2013, her edited book China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society (Oxford University Press) was published, and 2011 she co-authored China, the United States, and Global Order (Cambridge University Press) with Andrew Walter.

She is also author of several other books and monographs, including Framing Security Agendas: US Counter-Terrorist Policies and Southeast Asian Responses (East-West Center, Washington D.C., 2008); Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in America's Asia Policy (Routledge, 2004); and Rights Beyond Borders: the Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China (Oxford University Press, 2000).  Earlier books have covered US-China relations, and US policy during the Korean War.

She has co-edited a number of other works, including Does China Matter? A Reassessment (Routledge, 2004, with Barry Buzan); Order and Justice in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2003, with John L. Gaddis and Andrew Hurrell); and US Hegemony and International Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2003, with Neil MacFarlane and Michael Mastanduno).