Global Politics Unbound would like to invite you to attend their launch on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, from 5 – 9 pm in the 7th Floor Common Room, Graduate Centre, Mile End.

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.

On the night, we will be serving delicious nibbles, wine and soft drinks. We will also be running a photo competition showcasing your research through pictures, photos, or any image that best represents your current work. There are four prizes from Pages of Hackney to be won. Please send any images which you would be happy for us to share to spir-global-politics-unbound@qmul.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards,

Global Politics Unbound

Email: spir-global-politics-unbound@qmul.ac.uk


GPU is proud to co-sponsor the launch of Material Crimes, a podcast produced in collaboration with Surviving Society.

Come and celebrate the launch of Material Crimes, a podcast produced in collaboration with Surviving Society! We’ll hear from the authors behind our season one episodes – Daniel Selwyn, Mor Cohen, Sharri Plonski, and Shereen Fernandez – who will discuss the relationship between infrastructure, capitalism, and colonialism with Surviving Society’s regular hosts, Chantelle Lewis and Tissot Regis and the rest of the creative team. Artworks made for the project by Frederick Kannemeyer will also be on display. There may even be a sneak preview of some of the episodes…….

We will also have some refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

The event will be held in the Brockway Room at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL, 6.30 – 9pm. The launch is free, but entry will be on a first come first served basis, so get there early! You can RSVP using this Eventbrite link. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Semester B Progamme announced: TheoryLAB and Doing IPS Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

A new work-in-progress seminar series for staff and PhD students in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London began in January 2019, under the joint umbrella of TheoryLAB and Doing IPS.

This series provides a forum for colleagues to present, and get feedback on, work at various stages of development, whether for conference papers, draft articles or chapters, or funding proposals. By bringing together TheoryLab and Doing IPS, the seminar will be open to those working on a diverse range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical areas.

Those interested in participating or being added to the mailing list should contact the organisers on e.schwarz@qmul.ac.uk and p.pinkerton@qmul.ac.uk.

See the new programme, beginning February 2020 below:

Teach-in: Hindutva and the University

Queen Mary’s South Asia Forum presents a teach-in on the relationship between Hindu nationalism and knowledge production, following escalating violent attacks on universities across India.

The event features presentations from Akanksha Mehta (Goldsmiths), Rahul Rao (SOAS), Meena Dhanda (Wolverhampton) and Mehroosh Tak (Kashmir Solidarity Movement).

Queen Mary, ArtsTwo, room 3.20 6-8 pm on January 22 – all welcome!

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-in-hindutva-and-the-university-tickets-89228670355?fbclid=IwAR1Opg55SVUbH92I93-utieup3iWWsFAnXyXpYVyleZjFUg5JIsqxVFusDg