Professor Emeritus of International Relations

Hilbourne WatsonPh.D. Howard
Curriculum Vitae

Hilbourne A. Watson was a Professor in the Department of International Relations at Bucknell University. He taught at Bucknell from 1994 until retiring in 2013. He taught the Modern World System (Foundation Seminar), Theories of International Relations, Seminar in International Relations: Global Restructuring (Capstone), Race, Nation-State & International Relations, and International Relations, Caribbean. He specialized in areas within international political economy, international relations, and political theory.

Among his recent publications are:

  • "W. Arthur Lewis and the New World Group: Variations within the Analytic Framework of Neoclassical Economics", Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, vol. 38, nos. 1-2, 2008.
  • "Alienation and Fetishization: A Critical Analysis of 'Radicalism and Innovation' in the New World Group's Approach to and Rejection of Metropolitan Intellectual and Political Hegemony", Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, vol. 38, nos. 1-2, 2008.
  • "Raciology, Garveyism and the Limits of Black Nationalism in the Caribbean Diaspora", Shibboleths vol. 2, no. 2 (2008): 85-95.
  • "Caribbean Marxism after the Neoliberal and Linguistic Turns: A Critical Interpretation," in The CLR James Journal: A Review of Caribbean Ideas, vol. 10, no. 1, Winter 2004.
  • "Liberalism and Neo-liberal Capitalist Globalization: Contradictions of the Liberal Democratic State" GeoJournal, vol. 60, no. 1, Spring 2004.

Professor Watson's work in progress includes research for a biography on the first Prime Minister of Barbados, the late Errol Walton Barrow and projects on globalization.