Dr Kerri Woods

Dr Kerri Woods


I work on contemporary political philosophy. I have written on human rights theory, environmental human rights, solidarity, feminist thought and refugee issues. 

Prior to coming to Leeds I held a Teaching Fellowship and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of York. Prior to that, I did my PhD at the University of Glasgow.


  • Deputy Head of School
  • Director of Centre for Contemporary Political Theory
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Politics and International Relations
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Student education

I teach political theory, including the third year module PIED3608 Philosophy of Human Rights.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Contemporary Political Theory

Current postgraduate researchers

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