DR Clayton Chin

DR Clayton Chin


  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Democractic Theory
  • Methodology in Political Theory
  • Pragmatism and American Political Thought



  • Dr. Clayton Chin is Lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has a PhD from the University of London in the UK, as well as previous degrees from University College London and McGill University. His research focuses on the methodology of different traditions within political theory, particularly the relation between pragmatist political thought and the analytical and Continental approaches, and increasingly, issues related to multiculturalism and cultural diversity in contemporary liberal democracies. He has a forthcoming manuscript on the methodological significance of the pragmatist political philosophy of Richard Rorty and has published widely within academic journals in political theory.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • - University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant 2018
    - Short-Term Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, RIPPLE, KU Leuven (Belgium) 04/15- 06/15 
    - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London 2014-5   


Education and training

  • PhD, Queen Mary University of London 2013
  • MA, University College London 2008
  • BA, McGill University 2007


Available for supervision

  • Y