Political Science & International Affairs
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Professor Blair received his BA in Philosophy from The Colorado College, a Diploma and MSc in World Politics and International Relations, respectively, from the London School of Economics, and his PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Dr. Brook Blair is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Professor Blair teaches a range of courses in Political Science and International Affairs, and he also teaches in the Life of the Mind program.
Professor Blair is an active citizen on campus and also serves as faculty advisor to UNC’s annual constituency of students attending the Model Arab League (National Council on U.S.–Arab Relations).
His areas of interest include political theory, the history of ideas, the development of the modern state, international political economy, the politics of the Middle East, and the politics of cinema and literature.
Professor Blair is currently completing his monograph, Nietzsche’s Labyrinthine Line (Lexington Press, a subsidiary of Rowman and Littlefield), and has published in Millennium, Review of International Studies, History of European Ideas, The European Legacy, Eurozine, and Theory and Event.
His teaching has been recognized in numerous instances, including the Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (2003), a Disability Access Center Certificate for Outstanding Assistance to Students with Disabilities (2004), Favorite Professor Lunch Guest (1998, 2001, and 2002), a National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Award (2009), the Mortar Board Honor Society (1999, 2005, and 2010), Delta Zeta’s Outstanding Professor Award (2006 and 2007), and Residence Life Academic Recognition (2004, 2005, and 2007).