Global Politics Unbound is a research group within Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations. It invites research on the uneven and entangled nature of international politics, the continuities and frictions of colonial and capitalist relations, the raced, classed and gendered structures that undergird our everyday practices, and the different struggles and actors that seek to transform them. Overall, the idea behind our collective work is to see the world as connected, and to explore what that means to the study of global politics.
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Co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings, Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) will involve 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023) concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions.
DoingIPS brings together researchers working in the broad area of International Political Sociology (IPS). They explore different theoretical and methodological lines of thought that are deployed in IPS and key themes of debate that are currently shaping IPS. More than a finite research group, DoingIPS is a hub that aims to promote International Political Sociology by adopting a flexible and inclusive approach.
Episode 1 – Rock the (IR) Boat! Joanne Yao’s The Ideal River hot take on International Politics’ Relationship with Nature
Aug 30, 2022 • 14:49
GPU is proud to inaugurate the first episode of its podcast with Dr Joanne Yao’s book launch, lecturer in International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. In her book, The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order, Joanne explores how the quest to tame nature…
Episode 2 - Rock the (IR) boat! Dr Joanne Yao's GPU interview about The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order￼
Sep 14, 2022 • 28:20
In this second episode of GPU’s podcast, Dr Joanne Yao has accepted to give an exclusive interview to Dr Sharri Plonski and Dr Katharine Hall where she discusses her work in greater details and the writing process of The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order.…
Episode 3 – Women in International Thought: GPU in Conversation with Professor Kimberly Hutchings
Feb 27, 2023 • 35:54
In this episode, GPU discusses Professor Kimberly Hutchings’s latest book centering on the place of women in international thought. Co-edited with Patricia Owens, Katharina Rietzler, and Sarah Dunstan, Women’s International Thought: towards a new canon takes the form of an anthology visiting the way women transformed the practice of international…
Episode 4 – GPU Special Series – Aesthetics and Research in International Politics pt.1: James Eastwood's Empty Cradles: Israel's Disappeared Children.
May 22, 2023 • 39:53
In September 2022, I had the chance to visit Dr. James Eastwood’s Empty Cradles: Israel’s Disappeared Children exhibition at SOAS Brunei Gallery. Centered on the testimonies of families whose children were forcibly removed in the 40s and 50s in Israel, the exhibition’s archival, photographic, and monumental translation work shed light…
Episode 5 – Aesthetics and Research in International Politics pt.2: Holly Evan Ryan's Lines: Making Friends; Crossing Borders
May 22, 2023 • 38:27
In the first part of GPU’s Aesthetics and Research in International Politics, we explored through James Eastwood’s exhibition Cradles how aesthetics could prompt emotions and reflection about the phenomenon of child removal and disappearance in the world. In this second part, GPU takes you on a journey across frontiers through…