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PhD in International Politics, Aberystwyth University (2010-2014)

MSc in International Relations, London School of Economics 

BA in International Relations and Politics, University of British Columbia 

Former appointments: Lecturer in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London; Lecturer in Politics, University of Chichester 

Teaching

4PIRS008W Critical Perspectives on Global Politics 

6PIRS003W Contested Sovereignty: Territory, Borders and Resistance  

In this module we will explore the history of sovereignty and state making.  We will look at histories of settler colonialism and how it has shaped key concepts in global politics such as: property, race, progress and community.  We will look at a range of indigenous, abolitionist and anti-racist experiences and literatures, to see how these communities offer a crucial perspective on global politics. 

*I have experience teaching qualitative and transdisciplinary research methods across the Social Sciences and the Humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and experience teaching on the politics and history of the Middle East and North Africa. 

Research

My research explores sovereignty in International Relations and Political Theory through indigenous and anti-colonial struggles, and especially the Palestinian liberation movement. My research explores how transnational policing and security infrastructures and technologies emerge to maintain colonial and racist power.  I use transdisciplinary methods inspired by queer, feminist and abolitionist roots to rethink questions of sovereignty and justice in contemporary politics.  

Areas of research: 

Palestinian politics 

Imperialism

Queer Theory 

Performativity 

Techno-Politics 

Former Early Career Research Fellow for the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). Project title: "Performing Technologies in European, Israeli and Palestinian Security Cooperation".