Marie Beauchamps joins SPIR

Marie Beauchamps joined the School of Politics and International Relations as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoc fellow on 1 May 2019. She is the author of Governing Affective Citizenship: Denaturalization, Belonging, and Repression (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019)She completed her PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), UniversityofAmsterdam(UvA) in 2015. She taught at the College of Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (UvA) and theLiterary and Cultural Analysis department(UvA). She is also a guest teacher at the Amsterdam Academy of Theater and Dance.

Her post-doctoral research focuses on the mobilization of affects in politics of security and the withdrawal of citizenship. She draws on historical cases as the basis for evaluating possible consequences of intensified withdrawal practices for regimes of citizenship today. Her project combines archival research with working on affect across the social sciences and art practices.

Mike Magcamit joins SPIR

Mike Magcamit

Mike Magcamit is a Marie Skodowlska-Curie fellow who will be working with Lee for two years on a project entitled The Divine Tragedy of Securing the Sacred: Security, Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia. His research will investigate the three-way linkages between religion, security and nationalism, exploring how relations between dominant and minority religions influence the formation of national security policies. After a period based in SPIR, he will be undertaking fieldwork in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The final three months of his fellowship will be spent at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Sweden, where he will work to disseminate his research findings beyond academia.

Mike comes from the Philippines, but joins us from Japan after teaching International Relations in Tokyo since 2016, on a joint programme between the LSE and Musashi University.

Mike will be based in Arts One, Room 2.24 and his email is m.magcamit@qmul.ac.uk. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelmagcam1