biography

  • MARTIN SHAW
  • born, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England (1947)
  • educated at schools in Leeds, Bradford and Stoke-on-Trent (1952-65)
  • studied Sociology, London School of Economics (1965-70)
  • BA Sociology, University of London (1968)
  • PhD Sociology, University of Hull (1993)

Academic posts

  • Lecturer in Sociology, University of Durham (1970-72)
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Sociology, University of Hull (1972-94)
  • Professor of Political and International Sociology, University of Hull (1994-95)
  • Professor of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex (1995-2008)
  • Research Professor in International Relations, University of Sussex (2008-12)
  • Visiting Professor, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (2010-11)
  • Professorial Fellow in International Relations and Human Rights, Roehampton University, London (2010-date)
  • Research Professor, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (2011-date)
  • Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex (2012-)

Other academic positions

  • Head of Department, Hull Sociology (1989-92) and Sussex IR and Politics (1996-9)
  • Director of Centre for Security Studies, Hull (1989-92)
  • Leverhulme Research Fellow (2000)
  • ESRC Research Fellow (2004-5)
  • member of editorial advisory boards of a number of international journals

Political career

  • member of the Labour Party (1962-66, 1979-date)
  • editorial board, Catholic-left journal Slant (1965-67)
  • International Socialism Group / International Socialists (1966-77)
  • 1960s student and anti-Vietnam war movements (vice-president, LSE students’ union, 1969-70)
  • member, steering committee, European Nuclear Disarmament (1981-85) and chair, Humberside CND (1981-84)
  • Labour parliamentary candidate, Beverley, East Yorkshire (1987)
  • regular contributor to Open Democracy (2003-date)