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Quintijn Kat

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ashoka University

Ph.D. University College London

Quintijn Kat is assistant professor of international relations at Ashoka University and a visiting professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick, UK. He previously taught at the Jindal School of International Affairs and spent visiting research stints at the George Washington University, USA, and the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He was also a research fellow with the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Quintijn received his PhD in International Relations of the Americas from the Institute of the Americas, University College London, UK. During his doctoral studies, he was the recipient of a Prins Bernhard Fellowship and a Mullerfonds Fellowship. He also holds degrees from King’s College London and the University of Amsterdam.

Quintijn’s scholarly work has a geographical focus on the Americas. His main research interests are hegemony and agency in international relations, particularly the role of subordinate-state agency in hegemonic order, as well as the relations between the United States and Latin America.

  • International Relations Theory
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Relations of Latin America
  • Hegemony, the United States, and the World
  • Theories and Issues of International Relations

Inter-American relations, Latin American politics, hegemony, agency in IR, the role of weaker/smaller states, US foreign policy.


  • ‘Competitive Liberalization, Post-neoliberalism, and Hegemony: The Case of the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement’, Latin American Politics and Society, 65(1), pp. 126-150. https://doi.org/10.1017/lap.2022.33
  • ‘Subordinate-state agency and US hegemony: Colombian consent versus Bolivian dissent’, International Studies Review, 23(1), pp. 140-163. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viaa025


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