Mark Bevir is a professor of political science and director of the British Studies Center whose main research interests are in political theory (including the history of political thought, political philosophy, and the philosophy of the human sciences) and public policy (including interpretive analysis, organizational theory, and governance). He was born and raised in London, and received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. Mark's philosophical interests cover post foundationalism and historicism, and their relevance for social inquiry, subjectivity, ethics, and democratic theory. His historical interests cover American, European, and South Asian thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work on public policy draws on his philosophical and historical ideas to explore changes in governance.