Tim Soutphommasane is an Australian DPhil student in political theory studying at Balliol College, Oxford, and is a Jowett Senior Scholar. His doctoral research deals with the relationship between patriotism and national culture, in which he has particular interests in social criticism, multiculturalism and citizenship.
Prior to Oxford, he worked on the speechwriting and media staff of Bob Carr, state premier of New South Wales, and as an associate at public affairs firm Hawker Britton in Sydney. Most recently, he worked on the 2007 Australian election campaign of federal Labor leader (now prime minister) Kevin Rudd.
His articles have appeared in The Spectator, Prospect, The Guardian (Comment is Free), Spectator Business, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Griffith REVIEW, New Matilda, AQ: Australian Quarterly, Campaigns and Elections, and Australian Review of Public Affairs among others. From 2005-07, he was editor-in-chief of The Oxonian Review of Books, Oxford's postgraduate review.
>> Back to Contributor's List