Department of Political Science


The Department of Political Science appoints two political theorists

20 April 2021


We are delighted to announce the appointment of two political theorists who will be joining UCL's Department of Political Science/ School of Public Policy over the next couple of years. 


Dr. Fergus Green

Fergus Green's work focuses on the normative analysis of public policy and on processes of political change, especially concerning climate change and decarbonisation.

His research has been published in journals ranging from the Journal of Political Philosophy to Nature Climate Change, and he is currently writing a book on how governments should deal with the losers from legal reforms. His work is informed by five years’ professional experience as a lawyer and policy analyst.

Fergus holds a PhD in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Utrecht University. He will be joining UCL in September 2021.

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Shuk Ying Chan
SY Chan

Shuk Ying Chan is a PhD candidate in Politics at Princeton University, where she is also a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Her main research interests include contemporary political theory, Third World anticolonial thought, global justice, empire, and race. Her dissertation, Postcolonial Global Justice, explores the moral and political implications of decolonization as an unfinished project of global justice. Her work has appeared in Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Ying holds an M.Phil and a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong. From September 2021 she will be a Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, before joining UCL in January 2023.

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These are exciting times for the Political Theory group. As well as bringing us youth and new areas of expertise, Fergus and Ying's research interests will generate productive relationships with colleagues across Political Science/Public Policy, and indeed UCL as a whole.