Dr Alister Wedderburn
- Lecturer (Politics)
I hold a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (2008), an MA in War Studies from King's College London (2012), and a PhD in International Relations (2017), also from King's. 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.
My research interests include:
- Critical and post-structuralist IR theories
- The global politics of visual, literary and popular cultures
- The global politics of the everyday
- Histories of imperial and colonial exploration in the Arctic
My published work focuses on a diverse range of sites and issues related to these interests. My articles have appeared in journals including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. My first book, titled Humour, Subjectivity, and World Politics was published in 2021 with Manchester University Press.
2021: University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences Research Fund, £1500
2020: Universitas 21: Research Chats: Expert Advice on Research in the Digital Age, $7500USD
2017: John Vincent Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australian National University: $178000AUD
2013: ESRC doctoral studentship, KCL, £55000
I currently serve as first supervisor for two doctoral students:
- Ebony Young: Sovereignty, space and materiality: Reconceptualising the sovereign state in a warming climate
- Janica Ezzeldien: Colouring bodies in International Relations: A critical investigation into the correlation between refugeehood and
I am interested in supervising further PhD projects on any topic relevant to my research interests.
- International Relations Concepts (Honours)
- Visual Global Politics (Honours)
- International Relations Theory (MSc Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School)
Professional activities & recognition
Professional & learned societies
- 2021 - 2024: Convenor, Emotions Working Group, British International Studies Association