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Having received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, Jeremy taught at the University of Swansea (1979-1995), the University of Birmingham (1995-2005), and Queen Mary University of London (2005-2013). He served as Head of Department in Birmingham and at Queen Mary, was Vincent Wright Professor at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris in 2006 and was also a visiting fellow at the University of Columbia Research Centre in Paris. Jeremy holds a visiting professorship with the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques.

Meetings can be arranged with Jeremy by appointment. 


Jeremy's research focuses upon the history of political thought in France. He recently co-edited the Cambridge History of French Thought and will publish Travels with Tocqueville beyond America (Harvard UP) in March 2023. A larger, long-term project is to write a history of the concept of liberty.


Jeremy's teaching has largely fallen within the area of the history of political thought from the Renaissance onwards. Recently he has has taught options on liberalism, twentieth-century political thought and the history of economic thought.