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?
Angus McNelly has published a chapter, titled “Crisis Time, Class Formation and the End of Evo Morales” in a volume edited by Soledad Valdivia Rivera on the politics of crisis in Bolivia.
Alexander Stoffel will be speaking at a UCL event on global queer politics. The title of his talk is ‘Politicizing sexuality, rewriting the international: The anti-imperialism of the gay liberation movement’
Alexander Stoffel examines Rahul Rao’s formulation of homocapitalism and its precursors.
The proposed short workshop takes up the recent “visual turn” in research on emotions in international politics. Empirically, it brings together research on different fields of world politics, including conflict, migration, humanitarianism and everyday political performativity. At the same time, the workshop combines interdisciplinary research on different media of expression, including film, graffiti and fashion.
Angus McNelly analyses the moment of crisis in Bolivia and the possible paths out of crisis.
Ida Roland Birkvad writes about the role of interactions between British colonialists and upper-caste Hindus in India in the creation of global supremacist entanglements.
In a review of Sara Salem’s Anticolonial afterlives in Egypt and Amy Austin Holmes’ Coups and revolutions, Hesham Shafick reflects on authoritarianism and regime resilience in Egypt.
Angus McNelly analyses the meaning of the landslide election of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia.
Karin Narita writes about the struggle over political interference in appointments to the governing body of the Science Council of Japan, and the importance of this event for academic freedom and the wider political climate in Japan.