This is a cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional seminar series which aims to bring together a diverse body of early career researchers (postdoctoral, PhD candidates, and advanced masters) working on the politics of the Middle East. It addresses the need for early career researchers studying this region to have a forum where they can: (1) present their work and receive feedback from peers and more senior academics in the field, (2) engage with contemporary research designs and theoretical debates, and (3) develop cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional relationships to facilitate further collaborations, particularly across geographic borders.
Doing IPS will be at the European International Studies Association. Click through to see the panels!
Elke Schwarz has a new article in a special issue of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence, dedicated to “Military Technology and Armed Forces”. The article concerns the (im)possibility of human control over AI-supported LAWS human-machine complex.
Cristina Dragomir, Anushka Akhtar and Ryan Bhadlawala write abnout the intimate connections between environmental crisis and migration.
Angus McNelly situates the Latin American experience of COVID-19 inside the wider global dynamics of the pandemic.
CfP for Doing IPS seminars on the following themes:
–Migration, mobility and borders/border management
Citizenship, sovereignty, and exception
–Technology and STS (Science & Technology Studies)
–Racialisation, racism and coloniality
–Socio-legal studies and human rights
–Transnational sociology of expertise
–Innovations and interventions in critical theory and methodologies
–Ethnography and fieldwork methodologies
Benedetta Zocchi and Manuela da Rosa Jorge speak with Professor Walter Mignolo about decolonial thinking, coloniality and mobility. Mignolo is one of the founding scholars of the modernity/coloniality/decoloniality collective.
Sarah Wolff and Anna Khakee have a new article in Mediterranean Politics which argues that democracy projection by the EU varies according to the organisation’s perceived interest, its ideational commitment to norms of dialogue, the degree of institutional inertia, and dominant policy discourses.
Sarah Wolff and William Kutz have a new article in Geopolitics journal which examines more fully how distinctly local aspects of Moroccan migration diplomacy have been harnessed as a force for geopolitical action today.
Musab Younis will be chairing a roundtable for the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences on the legacies of empire in contemporary Britain.