Milan Babik

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

Office: Lovejoy 441 [ campus map ]
Phone: 207-859-5309
Fax: 207-859-5229
Office Hours:
M,F: 10:50am-12:30pm and by appointment
Babik, Milan


D.Phil. International Relations, University of Oxford (2009)
M.Sc. International Relations, London School of Economics & Political Science (2002)
B.A. Government and Economics, Colby College (2001)

Areas of Expertise

  • post-positivist IR
  • 20th-century international history
  • aesthetic turn in IR
  • critical historiography
  • narrative theory

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
GO131 AIntroduction to International Relations
GO149A AUtopia in Fiction: Happy Tomorrows or Hells on Earth?
GO223 AAmerica and the World
IS149 AUtopia and Dystopia



Babík, Milan. The Poetics of International Politics: Fact and Fiction in Narrative Representations of World Affairs. London: Routledge, 2019.

---. Statecraft and Salvation: Wilsonian Liberal Internationalism as Secularized Eschatology. Waco, TX.: Baylor University Press, 2013.

Peer-reviewed articles

---. "Honor Thy Father... But What About the Bible?" Dějiny a současnost (2018).

---. "POTUS: The American President as a Global Phenomenon." Dějiny a současnost (2018).

---. "What Would Mr. X Say? George F. Kennan and Russian Expansionism from the Perspective of Today." Dějiny a současnost (2017).

---. "'X' Ten Years On: The Fictions of George F. Kennan's Recent Factual Representations."
Review of International Studies (2016).

---. "Realism as Critical Theory: The International Thought of E.H. Carr." International Studies Review (2014).

---. "Beyond Totalitarianism: (Re)Introducing Secularization Theory to Liberal Narratives of Progress." Politics, Religion & Ideology (2012).

---. "George D. Herron and the Eschatological Foundations of Woodrow Wilson's Foreign Policy, 1917-1919." Diplomatic History (2011).

---. "Nazism as a Secular Religion." History and Theory (2006).

---. "The Christian Historical Consciousness: Understanding War in Twentieth-Century Europe." Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions (2004).


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