PROF Adrian Little

PROF Adrian Little


  • British and Irish politics
  • Conflict, violence and terrorism
  • Contemporary political and social theory
  • Democratic theory and practice
  • Indigenous-settler relations



  • Adrian is Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Melbourne. He is also Professor of Political Theory and was the Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences between 2007 and 2017. He received his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in 1993 and joined Melbourne from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2004. He is a former President of the Australian Political Studies Association (2011-2012).



Member of

  • International Studies Association. Ordinary member 2011 -
  • Australian Political Studies Association. Member 2004 -
  • Political Studies Association of the UK. Member 1996 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Chief Investigator (with Mark McMillan, Paul Muldoon and Juliet Rogers) on ARC Discovery Project DP130101399: 'Reconciliation, Recognition and Resistance in South Africa and Northern Ireland - Lessons for Australia', 2013-2015. Chief Investigator (with Kevin McDonald) on ARC Discovery Project DP0772653: 'Islamic Movements in Secular Societies: Grammars of Experience', 2007-2009.   


Education and training

  • PhD, Queen's University Belfast 1993
  • BA(hons), Nottingham Trent University 1990

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Leadership Award for Internationalisation of the Student Experience, 2018
  • Australian Political Science Association Award for Outstanding Leadership in Political Science, 2017
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), 2003


Available for supervision

  • Y