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Critical Global Politics

We bring together scholars undertaking cutting-edge research on issues that face global politics.

Members of the cluster champion critical approaches in the study of:

  • security;
  • conflict;
  • migration;
  • war;
  • gender;
  • ethics;
  • resistance;
  • international institutions;
  • China and the Far East; and
  • knowledge production.

Our commitment to critical thinking drives us to ask big questions:  

  • What does it mean to live in a secured world?
  • What does it mean to live in a nation-state and do nation-states still matter in modern global politics?
  • How has technology reshaped the face of modern war? Can ethics and politics reconcilable?
  • What constitutes a legitimate political action?
  • What is the power and political significance of marginalized and excluded political groups?
  • Is gender still a powerful political category?
  • What is the role of academics in knowledge production and policy advising?

These are just some of the topics discussed in our seminars, roundtables, workshops and conferences.

Our people

Current PhD students

  • Abdulghani Alkidni
  • Cressida Arkwright
  • Joshua Barritt
  • Beatriz Buarque
  • Helen Chan
  • Carys Coleman
  • Thomas Crofts
  • Sofia Doyle
  • Jake Flavell
  • Gareth George
  • Marion Greziller
  • Jennifer Hobbs
  • Amanda Kallstig
  • Rana Khalaf
  • Jasper an der Kist
  • Kwanchanok Kittiwanich
  • Marcelle Martins
  • Isabel Morrell
  • Siobhan O'Neill
  • Malgorzata Polanska
  • Magdalena Rodekirchen
  • David Rubin
  • Yujia Shi
  • Rahima Siddique
  • Michanne Steenbergen
  • Moises Vieira
  • Tao Wang
  • Peninah Wangari-Jones
  • Charlotte Weatherill
  • Joanna Wilson
  • Riki Yamochi

Completed PhD students