Early Career Researchers Workshop 2019

Early Career Researchers Workshops 2019
Sofia, 10 September 2019

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Early Career Researchers Workshops that have been selected for 2019. The workshops are part of PEC19 in Sofia and will take place the day before the Conference, 10 September 2019.

 

WRITING METHODS: ENCOUNTERING SECRECY AND ‘MESS’ IN SECURITY RESEARCH 

Organized by: Tasniem Anwar (University of Amsterdam), Esmé Bosma (University of Amsterdam), and Pieter Lagerwaard (University of Amsterdam).

Contact: t.anwar@uva.nl

Though considerable attention has been paid in (critical) security studies to experimental and reflexive method(ologie)s, limited attention has so far been given to methodologies of writing. We aim to explore how early career researchers can capture in methodological writing the secrecy, unpredictability and ‘messiness’ that is part and parcel of security research. Participants are invited to share research and writing experiences, especially on the moments of discontinuities in doing security research.

 

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CONTROL: RACE AND (IN)SECURITY IN THE NEOLIBERAL PRESENT

Organized by: Sabrina Axster (Johns Hopkins University) & Ida Danewid (SOAS)

Contact: Sabrina Axster, saxster1@jhu.edu & Ida Danewid, id6@soas.ac.uk

Mass incarceration, frequent targeting by police, and restrictions of movement are part and parcel of the everyday experiences of marginalized and racialized communities across the world. What has emerged is a political economy of control that brings together private and public actors to police, manage, and pacify racialized and gendered minorities, activists, prisoners, and migrants, among others. We seek contributions from junior scholars that offer an examination of how these practices span the globe. How can we think of local forms of control as part of the same global “security archipelago”? What has been the role of empire in producing these practices? The aim of the workshop is to help participants turn draft papers into submissions for publication through peer-led discussions and hands-on publishing advice from senior scholars in the field.

 

WOMEN AND THE INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF THOUGHT 

Organized by: Sarah Dunstan (University of Sussex) and Joanna Wood (University of Sussex)

Contact: Joanna Wood, j.c.wood@sussex.ac.uk

Recent years have seen the revival of histories of international thought and the discipline of International Relations. However, in this important cross-disciplinary research there is almost no engagement with women’s thought or their contributions to IR. Our workshop will be a space for the recovery and evaluation of the international thought of historical women, mapping out alternative locations in which a diversity of women thought about the international, and examining the substantive intellectual contributions of specific women thinkers.

Each workshop has still places available. For expressions of interest in participating and more information on the content of each workshop, please contact the organizers directly before 31 March 2019. Contact details are included above.

Call for Papers:

Deadline 31 March 2019