Dr Zebrowski holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Toronto and an MA and PhD in International Relations from Keele University.
He joined Loughborough University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.
Dr Zebrowski is currently the Director of the Centre for Security Studies at Loughborough University. He is also currently a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded research project, “Enhancing the use of ResilienceDirect in the Covid-19 response: a comparative analysis of Local Resilience Forums” (ES/V010182/1).
He previously worked as the assistant editor for the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and was a member of the ESRC’s ‘International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies’.
Dr Zebrowski’s research critically analyses the rationalities and practices of emergency governance. He is particularly interested in the emergence of novel logics and techniques of emergency governance and their implications for the politics of security. He has published on a wide range of topics in this field, including work on the concept of resilience, the history of UK Civil Contingencies arrangements, technologies of emergency governance, and public order policing techniques.
He is currently working as a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded research project, “Enhancing the use of ResilienceDirect in the Covid-19 response: a comparative analysis of Local Resilience Forums” (ES/V010182/1).
He is the author of numerous journal articles, including recent articles in Security Dialogue and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, as well as the research monograph The Value of Resilience: Securing Life in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge).
Dr Zebrowski convenes…
- International Political Theory (EUA617)
- Emerging Threats in the Twenty-First Century (PIC688)
- Governing Crises (EUP321).
He also teaches on various team-taught modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Current postgraduate research students
- Imogen Lambert: "Contesting revolution: the Syrian uprising and communication of events"
I am interested in working with research students with an interest in crises, emergency governance, resilience, philosophies of the event and/or poststructuralist theory.
- (2020) Chris Zebrowski “Acting Local, Thinking Global: Globalizing Resilience through 100 Resilient Cities” New Perspectives 28(1): 71-88.
- (2019) Andrew Neal, Sven Optiz and Chris Zebrowski “Capturing protest in urban environments: The ‘police kettle’ as a territorial strategy” Environment and Planning: D 37(6): 1045-1063.
- (2019) Chris Zebrowski “Securing Emergence: Event Suppression and the Chronopolitics of Resilience” Security Dialogue 50(2): 148-164.
- (2016) Chris Zebrowski and Dan Sage “Organising Community Resilience: An examination of the forms of sociality promoted in community resilience programmes”, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 5(1): 44-60.
- (2013) Chris Zebrowski “The Nature of Resilience”, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses 1(2): 159-173.
- (2009) Chris Zebrowski “Governing the Network Society: A Biopolitical Critique of Resilience” Political Perspectives 3(1) available at http://www.politicalperspectives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Vol3-1-2009-4.pdf
- (2018) Chris Zebrowski and 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) Dan Sage and Chris Zebrowski. “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) Chris Zebrowski “The Nature of Resilience” in Chandler, D. & Coaffee (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience (London: Routledge): 63-76.
- (2015) Philippe Bonditti, Andrew Neal, Sven Optiz and Chris Zebrowski. “Genealogy” in Aradau, Huysmans & Neal (eds.) Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis. London Routledge: 159-188.