Associate Professor Anthony Langlois

Full Academic Status

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (394)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Anthony J. Langlois is a critical human rights theorist with a focus on sexuality and gender rights. He was educated at the University of Tasmania and the Australian National University. Langlois is the author of The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Sexuality and Gender Diversity Rights in Southeast Asia (Cambrdige University Press 2022). He was Co-Editor of Global Democracy and its Difficulties (Routledge 2009) and Australian Foreign Policy: Controversies and Debates (Oxford University Press, 2014), and two special issues of the Journal of Human Rights (2014, 2021). As well as being published in many scholarly journals, he sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Human Rights and The European Journal of Politics and Gender. In 2010 he was a Senior Visiting Fellow for six months in the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2014 he visited at the Centre for Advanced International Theory at the University of Sussex. His areas of academic endeavour include Human Rights Theory, International Relations, Global Sexuality Politics, International Political Theory and Global Ethics.

  • BA Hons (1st) University of Tasmania 1995
  • PhD Australian National University 2000
Honours, awards and grants
  • Visiting Fellow (September 2014), Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.
  • Senior Visiting Fellow (July – December 2010), Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Publication Support Grant of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (2013) for the Oxford University Press volume, Australian Foreign Policy: Debates and Controversies, co-edited with Daniel Baldino and Andrew Carr.
Key responsibilities
  • Director, Government Teaching Program (2017-19)
  • Course Co-ordinator, Master of Arts (International Relations in Economy and Trade) Nankai University (Tianjin, China) and Flinders University (2016-22).
  • Chair, Exams Board (Government & Business), College of Business, Government and Law (2017-19)
  • Discipline Leader, International Relations (2011-17)
  • Member of the Flinders University Pride (LGBTIQ+) group
  • Elected Member, Faculty Board, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (2015-17)
  • Equal Opportunity Contact Officer for the University, with appropriate South Australian Government certification (2009-14)
  • Former Chair (2008-10) and Deputy Chair (2006-7), Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
Teaching interests
  • Human Rights
  • International Political Theory
  • International Relations
  • Global Sexuality Politics
  • Global Justice
Topic coordinator
GOVT1003 Revolutionary Ideas: Political and Economic
GOVT3001 Critical Approaches to International Relations
GOVT8010 Normative Approaches to International Relations
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights
Supervisory interests
Global justice
Global sexuality politics
Human rights
International relations and political theory
Political theory
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: China's influence in Southeast Asia (1), Sino-Japanese rivalry and ASEAN in the South China Sea Dispute (1), Human Rights law in Africa. (1)
Principal supervisor: Asylum Seekers, Malaysia, Australia (1), Singapore, Islam, Malay Identity, Sociology of Religion (1), Political Philosophy, Kant Arendt, Autonomy, Creative Action (1), Indonesia, Human Rights, Foreign Policy (1)
Associate supervisor: Liberal Political Theory, Multiculturalism (1), International Relations, Diplomacy, Nuclear Non-Proliferation (1), International Relations, Securities Studies (1), International Relations, Sexual Violence, Feminist Analysis (1)
  • Ethics
  • Global Sexuality Politics
  • Human Rights Theory
  • International Relations
  • LGBT Rights
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