Dr Blake Ewing

College Lecturer in Politics
BA, MSc, DPhil

Dr Ewing finished his DPhil in 2017, on Ideology, Language and the Politics of Time.

He holds an MSc in political theory from the London School of Economics and a BA from Colorado College, majoring in political science. Before coming to Oxford he worked at the World Bank and as a journalist, writing mainly for The Economist.

Research interests

Dr Ewing's research concerns the theoretical study of the practice of politics. In particular, he is interested in the importance and use of time in political thinking. His research lies at the intersection between political theory, conceptual history and historiography, focusing mainly on developing ways of analysing how political language relates to and mediates temporal experience. 

Selected publications

Articles (Refereed)

‘Conceptions of Reinhart Koselleck’s Historical Time in the Thinking of Michael Oakeshott’, History of European Ideas Vol. 43 Issue 3 (2016), 412-429.

‘Conceptual History, Contingency and the Politics of Time’, Journal of Political Ideologies (forthcoming).

‘The horizons of politics and the politics of horizons’, Contributions to the History of Concepts (forthcoming).


Concepts and reason in political theory, Iain Hampsher-Monk, Contributions to the History of Concepts, (forthcoming).