New staff member: Ty Solomon
Issued: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:44:00 BST
Ty Solomon joins the School as a Lecturer in International Relations from September 2013.
Before coming to Glasgow, he lectured in international relations at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. He has taught a variety of courses, including American Foreign Policy, International Terrorism, International Security, and International Relations Theory.
His main project is concerned with the overlapping influences of language, identity, and emotions in the politics of security and foreign policy. His current book project analyzes how foreign policy narratives emotionally appeal to audiences. In pursuing this question, the project develops a theoretical and empirical account of how some narratives become solidified as political "commonsense" while marginalizing alternative narrative possibilities.
His other research includes a genealogy/conceptual history of the concept of "weapons of mass destruction," the politics of neoconservatism in American foreign policy, the relationship between emotions and power in politics, and the role of time/temporality in politics. He has published and has forthcoming work in leading journals in the field including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, Millennium, and New Political Science.