Dr Alister Wedderburn

  • Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)


I received my PhD in International Relations from King's College London in 2017. Between 2017 and 2019 I was the John Vincent Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra. I joined the University of Glasgow in January 2020 as a Lecturer in International Relations.

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Critical and post-structuralist IR theory
  • The global politics of visual, literary and popular cultures
  • Practices of resistance and global social movements
  • The global politics of the everyday

My published work focuses on a diverse range of sites and issues related to these interests. My articles have appeared in journals including European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. I am currently working on my first book, entitled Parasitic Politics: Humour, Subjectivity and International Relations, which is under contract with Manchester University Press.


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I am interested in supervising doctoral students on any topic relevant to my research interests.


  • POLITIC5007 - Human Rights and Global Politics (MSc)
  • International Relations Theory (MSc Glasgow-Nankai JGS)