Dr Zebrowski joined Loughborough University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.

He completed a BA (hons.) in Political science and International Relations at the University of Toronto before moving to the UK to complete an MA and PhD at Keele University.

Dr Zebrowski is currently the Director of the Centre for Security Studies at Loughborough University.

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 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.

His 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 he is 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.

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).

He currently convenes International Political Theory (EUA617) and Governing Crises (EUP321). He also teaches on various team-taught modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

He is involved in postgraduate and PhD supervision and would be interested in working with research students with an interest in crises, emergency governance and resilience.

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.

The Value of Resilience

The Value of Resilience

Securing Life in the 21st Century


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Journal articles

  • (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

Book chapters

  • (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.

Other Publications:

  • (2000) Chris Zebrowski and Ksenia Chmutina “Opinion—COVID-19 Proves That We Were Never Really Resilient” E-International Relations, available at https://www.e-ir.info/2020/05/11/opinion-covid-19-proves-that-we-never-were-resilient/
  • (2015) Chris Zebrowski (interviewed by J. Henrotin) “Combattre la peur comme agent ennemi: Les apports de de la résilience” in DSI: Défense & Sécurité Internationale, 120(Décembre): 60-65.
  • (2013) Chris Zebrowski “Staging an Emergency” article commissioned by Rowena Easton (supported by ACE funding) to document the play “!” [Hollywood Blues] (Nightingale Theatre, Brighton: 2013 Brighton Festival) available at http://joom.ag/lG0X#.Usl-AblXDug.mailto