About us

The mission of the Critical Global Politics cluster is to provide informed and academically rigorous insight into these questions and expose assumptions that more traditional approaches to the study of global phenomena take for granted. Such research ethos allows us to question, critique and further probe political decisions, policies and knowledge practices which drive modern politics and inform academic discussions as well as practitioners.   

We discuss our work in various forums, such as bi-weekly seminars with internal or external/invited speakers to workshops, colloquiums and conferences.

We have organised a number of very successful events and hosted academics such as Banu Bargu, Zygmunt Bauman, Michael Dillon, Costas Douzinas, Derek Gregory, Sophie Harman, Naeem Inayatullah, Uma Kothari, Debbie Lisle, Sergei Prozorov, and Olivia Rutazibwa.

The cluster is also home to a large, vibrant and intellectually engaging PhD community. In conjunction with our PhD students, we also provide a forum for education and career training. 

We are committed to producing internationally leading work by:

  • fostering interdisciplinarity with other cogent disciplines/departments within the University, nationally and internationally;
  • strengthening and building individual and collective networks with relevant individuals nationally and internationally;
  • collaborating internally and externally on projects and funding applications;
  • providing a supportive peer-review process through cluster seminar series;
  • linking with external stakeholders, NGOs, activists and other enterprises who we identify as a beneficiary of our research;
  • providing internal mentoring; and
  • committing to the strengthening of the postgraduate community and offering training for future academics.