Regan Burles

Regan Burles
2019-2021 Graduate Student Fellow

Regan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies. He holds an honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa (2012) and an MA in Political Science, with a concentration in Cultural, Social & Political Thought from the University of Victoria (2014). Regan was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellow from 2017-2019 and is currently a graduate student fellow at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies.

At the centre, Regan is studying the influence of eighteenth centuries debates over biological growth and generation on twentieth century theories of international order, particularly in relation to claims about the convergence between international political order and ‘the globe.’ This research is part of a larger project that investigates how systemic theories of order enable claims to political unity in international politics.

More broadly, Regan’s research spans the fields of International Political Theory; History of Political Thought; International Political Sociology; Security Studies; and Geopolitics. His work can be found in Security Dialogue, International Relations, and is forthcoming in Theory & Event.