Graduate Institute, Geneva
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Anna Leander is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, with part-time positions also at PUC, Rio de Janeiro and at the Copenhagen Business School. She is known primarily for her contributions to the development of practice theoretical approaches to International Relations and for her work on the politics of commercializing military/security matters. Her current work focuses on the practices related to security technologies with an emphasis on their affective and aesthetic qualities. She is current involved in two research projects the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values and the Violence Prevention Initiative. She also co-edits the Cambridge Elements in International Security, Contexto Internacional and the Routledge series of Private Security Studies.