Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
I completed a BA (hons.) in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Toronto before moving to Britain to complete an MA in International Relations at Keele University. I remained at Keele to complete a PhD on The Biopolitics of Resilience. I have taught at Keele University, Salford University and Leeds Metropolitan University before joining Loughborough University as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in 2013.
I am an assistant editor for the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses.
My research analyses the concept of resilience in the context of the changing rationalities and practices of risk management and security. This research has sought to understand the significance of resilience for contemporary practices of emergency management and elucidate the historical conditions giving rise to resilience through genealogical methods.
My current research aims to apply and extend the analytic and theoretical frameworks developed within this research to better understand contemporary practices of emergency governance. This includes a project that I am working on with Dr. Dan Sage (Loughborough) entitled ‘Organizing Resilience’. This project involves working with six local resilience forums, as well as the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (Cabinet Office) to investigate collaboration within UK emergency responses.
I currently convene EUA617 International Political Theory and EUP321 Governing Crises. I also teach on various team-taught modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I am involved in postgraduate and PhD supervision and would be interested in working with research students with an interest in crises, emergency governance and resilience.
The Value of Resilience
Securing Life in the 21st Century
- (2015) The Value of Resilience: Securing Life in the 21st Century. London: Routledge.
- (Forthcoming) “Temporalities of Police: Kettling as a Governmental Technology” (with Andrew Neal and Sven Optiz) Environment and Planning: D accepted 2 February 2019.
- (Forthcoming) “Securing Emergence: Event Suppression and the Chronopolitics of Resilience” accepted to Security Dialogue on 16 October 2018.
- (2016) ‘Organising Community Resilience: An examination of the forms of sociality promoted in community resilience programmes’ (with Dan Sage), Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses
- (2013) “The Nature of Resilience”, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 1(2): 159-173.
- (2009) “Governing the Network Society: A Biopolitical Critique of Resilience” Political Perspectives 3(1) available here.
- (2018) with Dan Sage. ‘Organising Community Resilience: An examination of the forms of sociality promoted in community resilience programmes’. In: Davoudi, S. & Boland, J. (eds.), The Resilience Machine, London: Routledge, pp. 62-79.
- (2017) with Dan Sage. Resilience and Critical Infrastructure: Origins, Theories and Critiques. In: Dylan H, Dover R, and Goodman M (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 117–135.
- (2017) “The Nature of Resilience” in Chandler, D. & Coaffee (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience (London: Routledge)
- (2015) with Philippe Bonditti, Andrew Neal and Sven Optiz. “Genealogy” in Aradau, Huysmans & Neal (eds.) Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis. London Routledge: 159-188.
- (2017) “Memories of Security” Critical Studies on Security 5(2): 218-221.
- (2016) “Resilient times: Author’s Response” Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses
- (2015) “Combattre la peur comme agent ennemi: Les apports de de la résilience” (interviewed by J. Henrotin) in DSI: Défense & Sécurité Internationale, 120(Décembre): 60-65.
- (2013) “Performing Disasters” article commissioned by Rowena Easton (supported by ACE funding) to document the play “!” [Hollywood Blues] (Nightingale Theatre, Brighton: 2013 Brighton Festival) available here.
- (2008) “Derrida: Negotiating the Legacy” In-Spire 3(2).