Bjorn Gomes

Social Sciences (Political Science)



Dr Bjorn Gomes is a Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences at Yale-NUS College. He received his PhD in Political Science (Political Theory/International Relations) from Columbia University. His research focuses on the struggle for recognition in modern political thought, as well as subjects falling within the fields of political theory and international relations.

Political Theory
Political Philosophy
History of Political Thought
International Relations
International Political Theory


“Emile the citizen? A reassessment of the relationship between private education and citizenship in Rousseau’s political thought”, European Journal of Political Theory, 17:2 (2018), 194-213.

“The duty to oppose violence: Humanitarian intervention as a question for political philosophy”, Review of International Studies, 37:3 (2011), 1045-1067.


“Rousseau on Citizenship and Education”. In: Peterson A., Stahl G., Soong H. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham (2019).

“International Political Theory”, The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael Gibbons (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 1869–1881.

Philosophy and Political Thought I & II