Politics and International Studies


Chris Zebrowski

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Lecturer in Politics and International Relations


I completed my BA (hons.) in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Toronto before coming to Keele University to do an MA in International Relations.  I remained at Keele to complete my PhD on The Biopolitics of Resilience. I 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 also 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.  Research thus far 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 developing with Dr. Dan Sage (Loughborough) on ‘Organizing Resilience’.

I currently convene EUA617 Approaches to International Relations Theory and EUP206/600 International Relations theory.  I also into a number of team-taught modules at the undergraduate level in Research Design and Academic Studies.

I am involved in postgraduate and PhD supervision and would be interested in working with research students with an interest in emergency governance and resilience.

The Value of Resilience

Securing Life in the 21st Century


Chris Zebrowski

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The Value of Resilience

Published books

  • (2015) The Value of Resilience: Securing Life in the 21st Century. London: Routledge.

Published articles

  • (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

Published chapters

  • (2017) “The Nature of Resilience” in Chandler, D. & Coaffee (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience (London: Routledge)
  • (forthcoming) “Resilience and Critical Infrastructure: Origins, Theories and Critiques” (with Dan Sage) in Dover, R. & Goodman, M. (eds.) International Security Handbook (Palgrave MacMillan) 
  • (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.

Other Publications

  • (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.