Political philosophy, critical theory, normativity, receptivity, theories of freedom and agency, rethinking human/nonhuman relationships in the anthropocene, secularism, romanticism, pragmatism, philosophy of art, literature, film and music
Political theology, Islamic social justice, Middle East, Iran, Islamic state, political Islam, secularism and religion-state relations, comparative politics, democratisation theories
Postcolonial and subaltern studies, socio-legal studies, critical legal theory, human rights, critical development studies, international justice, new theories of resistance, intersectionality
European politics, International Theory, Asian affairs, the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, nascent Asian normative orders, Complexity Thinking
Social and political philosophy, feminist theory, gender/ sexuality/race/class studies, critical theory, theories of freedom, social identities, agency and solidarity, religion and secularism, care as a global issue, indigenous, Africana and Asian philosophies
Historical justice, memory, reconciliation; the aesthetics and ethics of memorialization; cultural and psychoanalytic theory of trauma; affect and emotions; violence and non-violence; subjectivity / inner life in politics of oppression and liberation; literature and film in political theory
Contemporary political theory, continental and critical philosophy, radical democratic theory, receptive generosity, dialogical ethics, religion, secularism and pluralisation; ecological thought and transformative action in the face of planetary catastrophe; social movements, protest and broad-based political organising; democratic educational transformation for common wealth; action research and pedagogy; aesthetics and politics; and critical cosmopolitanism from below.
Cultural anthropology, social theory, Utopian social imaginary, contemporary international development theory, ethnography, ecological sciences and social justice.