Appointment of Professor Timothy Power as Head of Division


The Social Sciences Division is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Timothy Power as Head of the Social Science Division to succeed Professor Dame Sarah Whatmore. The appointment has been confirmed by the University Council, and was formally announced on 7 June 2021.

Tim Power is Professor of Latin American Politics, current Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and a Fellow of St Antony’s. He has taught at Oxford since 2005 and is a member of the Department of Politics and International Relations as well the OSGA.

Professor Power will take on the position from 1 October 2021. Professor Dame Sarah Whatmore will step down as Head of Division on 31 July, with Professor Margaret Stevens taking over on an interim basis, 1 August - 30 September.

'I hope you will join me in congratulating Tim on this new position. I know that my colleagues and I are very much looking forward to working with him,' Professor Louise Richardson said.