Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall

16 December 2014

Three New Guest Professors

We are delighted to announce three new Guest Professors who will be joining us at Gregynog IV: Samson O. Opondo, Annick T. R. Wibben and Marysia Zalewski. Annick and Marysia were part of the original team at the first Ideas Lab; Sam is joining us for the first time.

·       Sam Opondo's research is guided by an interest in colonialism, race and the mediation of estrangement.  With an emphasis on violence, ethics and diplomacies of everyday life, he engages the problematics of humanitarianism, the politics of redemption and the popular culture in urban Africa.

·       Annick Wibben’s research straddles (critical) security studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. She is well known for her agenda-setting work in feminist security studies, and she also has a keen interest in issues of methodology, representation, and writing.

·       Marysia Zalewski has published widely in the area of feminist theory, gender and international relations. She is Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and she has long been recognised as one of the leading critical voices in International Relations Theory.

These three join an already illustrious team:
·       Jenny Edkins (personhood, politics and aesthetics; image, photograph and face; trauma and memory; missing people)
·       Himadeep Muppidi (globalization, critical international relations, South Asian politics and postcolonial theory)
·       Michael J Shapiro (political theory and philosophy, critical social theory, cultural studies, media, indigenous politics, critical international studies)
·       Erzsebet Strausz (logics of thought underlying the contemporary epistemic order of the West and their potential transgression)
·       R. B. J. Walker (practices of spatiotemporality; modernity; sovereignty and subjectivity; liberty and security; governmentality; exceptionalism)
·       Andreja Zevnik (the intersection of political violence, psychoanalysis, political philosophy with critical theory and law)

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