Jan Eijking is a Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations and Oxford Martin Fellow at the Changing Global Orders programme. He is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and has previously worked as Lecturer in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University.
His research centres on the history of international organisations and international thought, with a focus on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His doctoral research examined how technical experts were given a central place in the design and contestation of modern international organisations. At the Changing Global Orders programme he is working on how early international organisations mobilised expertise to address health, economic, and food crises.
Jan has published in academic journals including International Studies Quarterly and the Journal of International Political Theory, as well as public outlets such as The Conversation. His work has been awarded the International Studies Association's Barbara W. Tuchman Prize (2023), the European International Studies Association's Best Graduate Paper Award (2021), and the ISA-Northeast Fred Hartmann Award (2021). He also is an Associate Member of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies, University of Cambridge, and the Security History Network, Utrecht University.