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Dr. Govand Khalid Azeez is a Lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is a philosopher who specialises in political theory (history of political ideas, theories of subjectivity), political economy (focusing on Marxist conceptualisations of class), and the politics and strategies of social transformation. Dr. Azeez was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at Harvard University, Cambridge. He was subsequently nominated for the Junior Fellowship in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University by his doctoral thesis examiner A.J. Meyer Emeritus Professor of Middle East History Roger Owen. Dr. Azeez was also a visiting fellow in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAS) at Columbia University, New York. Dr. Azeez has published extensively in journals like Research and Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, Middle East Critique, the Journal of Intercultural Studies, Journal of Iberian and Latin American, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Critique and Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, amongst others.

Dr. Azeez’s current research interests include an examination of how the local and global symbiotic relationship between capitalism and the state is manufacturing novel technologies and techniques of exploitation and expropriation, as well as different geo-political structures, socio-economic formations and subjectivities.


  • POIR8040: Technology, Power and Uneven Development
  • POIR8410 Understanding World Politics: Methodological and Theoretical Approaches
  • POIR8040 Research Methods in International Relations
  • POIR7000 Key Questions in Political Science and Public Policy
  • POIR1080 Introduction to Global Politics
  • IRPG849 International Political Economy
  • POL303 Global Political Economy
  • POL309 Political Thought in Action 
  • POL372 Islam and the West
  • IRPG840 The International System 
  • POIR333 Local and Global Practice
  • POIR8080 International Relations Research Project


  • Ellen Kirkpatrick, 'The Pandemic and Capitalist systemic Crises'
  • Frances Hajama, 'Samir Amin and William I. Robinson on Class and Imperialism'
  • Flavia Julius, 'Neoliberalism and Race Relations in Brazil'  (Associate)


External positions

Member and Regular Contributor , The Centre for Kurdish Studies

1 Aug 2023 → …

Member, Centre for Global Indigenous Futures

1 Jul 2023 → …


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