Sheffield at the Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Today the European International Studies Association opens its 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations in Sicily.

A number of academics and research students from the Department of Politics will be attending.

The European International Studies Association is a membership association for researchers in the field of IR. This year's conference is entitled 'The Worlds of Violence'. Our researchers are presenting on topics ranging from feminist perspecftives on austerity to Ebola as a global health issue. Read more below.


To find out more about the conference, click here.

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University of Sheffield academics presenting at the EISA Conference:

Cemal Tansel, Ross Bellaby, Daniela Tepe-Belfrage and Jonathan Joseph

  • Dr Ross Bellaby, Lecturer in Security Studies
  • Dr Maria Grasso, Lecturer in Politics and Quantitative Methods
  • Professor Jonathan Joseph, Professor of Politics
  • Sotirios Karampampas, Research Student
  • Xavier Mathieu, Research Student
  • Andree-Anne Melancon, Postgraduate Taught Student
  • Jewellord Nem Singh, Research Student
  • Dr Simon Rushton, Faculty Research Fellow
  • Davide Schmid, Research Student
  • Dr Cemal Burak Tansel, Research Fellow
  • Dr Daniela Tepe-Belfrage, Research Fellow
  • Hicham Tohme, Research Student
  • Dr Joe Turner
  • Sara Wallin, Research Student

Full list of University of Sheffield academics presenting at the EISA Conference:

  • Dr Ross Bellaby, Lecturer in Security Studies:
    - “The Ethics of State Secrets: Snowden, Wikileaks, and the Need for Secrets?”
  • Sotirios Karampampas, Research Student:
    - “A Sociology of Terrorism: Towards a Re-conceptualisation of Terrorist Violence through the Prism of Social Movement Theory”
  • Davide Schmid, Research Student:
    - “Critical IR Theory under capitalism: cooptation, inefficacy and the possibility of critique”
  • Sara Wallin, Research Student:
    - (with Stuart Shields, University of Manchester) “Gender, transition and entrepreneurship: Analysing the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development through a critical gendered political economy”
  • Professor Jonathan Joseph, Professor of Politics
    - Participant in the roundtable on “Culture(s) of Violence”
    - “The EU’s promotion of more resilient European societies: A case of governmentality?”
    - (with Robert Carter) “Assemblages and the Positives of the New Materialism”
  • Dr Joe Turner:
    - “The Government of Troubled Families: Policing the Domestic Space of Postcolonial Citizenship"
  • Xavier Mathieu, Research Student:
    - “The Other within? French discourses of sovereignty and civilisation and the creation of the civil(ised) subject”
  • Dr Daniela Tepe-Belfrage:
    - “The Personal is Personal! A feminist critique of the disciplining of poor women’s lives”
    - (with Johanna Montgomerie, Goldsmiths, University of London) “Broken Britain: post-crisis Austerity and the trouble with the Troubled Families Program”
    - Chair for the session on “Global governance and social reproduction”
    - Presenter for the roundtable on“Critical International Political Economy in a Turbulent World - Where now for Critical IPE?”
  • Dr Maria Grasso, Lecturer in Politics and Quantitative Methods:
    - “Anti-Austerity Protests: New Actors for New Repertoires?”
  • Jewellord Nem Singh, Research Student:
    - (with Jesse Salah Ovadia, Newcastle University) “Resource Booms and New Developmentalism: Lessons from Latin America and Africa”
  • Dr Simon Rushton, Faculty Research Fellow:
    - “Interrogating the idea that ‘health is global’: the construction of Ebola as a ‘global health issue’”
    - Discussant in the session on “Whither Global Health Security?”
  • Andree-Anne Melancon, Postgraduate Taught Student:
    - "Beyond the ‘PlayStation Mentality’: Ethical Issues in UAV Use"
  • Dr Philippe M. Frowd, Research Fellow in the Politics of International Migration:
    - "Biometrics and border control in West Africa: global standards meet postcolonial context”
  • Dr Cemal Burak Tansel, Anniversary Research Fellow:
    - "Capitalism, Class and Geopolitics: Marx and Engels on the ‘Eastern
    Question’"
  • Hicham Tohme, Research Student:
    - "Empowering the anti-colonial native: violence and the road to liberation"

View the full EISA programme.


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