The Power of Creative Methods when Doing Political Analysis
5 March 2021 14:00-16:00 | Zoom Webinar
Gathering scholars working in political science and international relations and whose work enact visual arts, performance, photography, sound, and narrative writing, this roundtable addresses the power of creative and visual methods when doing critical work in political science and international relations.
The aim of this roundtable is to discuss why it matters to include creative and visual methods when doing political analysis; how creative methods work in the interplay between research, theory, and communication strategies; what are their potentials, and what are their limits?
Marie Beauchamps (host and coordinator), Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoc fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London. http://mobilisingaffects.org/
Yoav Galai, Formerly a photojournalist, now Lecturer in Global Political Communication at Royal Holloway, University of London. https://yoavgalai.com/
Francesco Ragazzi, Documentary maker, Associate Professor, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University and associated scholar at the Centre d’Etude sur les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité (France). Security vision, Filmmaking as method | 13 attempts to Shoot My Father by Francesco Ragazzi
Gail Ritchie, artist and PhD researcher at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast. Her most recent studio work and blog can be viewed here: http://www.gailritchie.com/2020.html and http://www.gailritchie.com/blog
Vicki Squire (tbc), Professor of International Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat, Making Home Away, Data & Displacement
Ruben van de Ven, artist and PhD candidate in Political Science at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. His work focused on algorithmic politics through media art, computer programming and scholarly work has been presented at both art exhibitions and academic conferences, and can be found here https://rubenvandeven.com/
Raz Weiner, Theatre maker, performer and researcher of the politics of performance, Queen Mary University of London.