I am currently a module team member for the new level 3 politics module DD316 and a Staff tutor in Politics.
As a member of the module team for the level 2 course ‘DD211- Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world’ I was responsible for the block ‘Political concepts’, co-authoring four chapters on freedom, equality, power and sovereignty and producing several audios and videos focusing on these themes. For the audio-visual materials I interviewed many leading comntemporary political theorists and political actors such as Tom Shakespeare, Dame Tani Grey-Thompson, Steven Lukes, Anne Phillips, James Bartholomew and Jules Townsend. I have also recently been a module chair for the level 3 politics module ‘DD306- Living political ideas’.
As a tutor, I have taught across a wide range of modules in politics and social science at the Open University, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Reading.
My research interets are in contemporary political ideas.
Andrews, G. Czajka, A. O’Cain, A. and Prokhovnik, R. (eds) (2015) Understanding Politics- Ideas and Institutions in the Modern World, Milton Keynes, The Open University
Manning, A. Nukui, C. & O’Cain, A. (2006) ‘Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Modules 4 & 10’ (Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK)), Reading, Garnet Education.
O’Cain, A. & Prokhovnik, R. (2015) ‘Freedom', 'Power', 'Equality', 'Sovereignty’ in Andrews, G. Czajka, A. O’Cain, A. and Prokhovnik, R. (eds) Understanding Politics- Ideas and Institutions in the Modern World, Milton Keynes, The Open University