Dr Alister Wedderburn

  • Lecturer (Politics)

Biography

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.

Research interests

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 QuarterlyEuropean 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.

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2024

Baspehlivan, U. and Wedderburn, A. (2024) Disciplinary seriousness in international relations: towards a counterpolitics of the silly object. Global Studies Quarterly, 4(2), ksae035. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksae035)

2023

Wedderburn, A. (2023) Sylvia Wynter in the Arctic: early modern expeditionary narratives and the construction of "man". Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (doi: 10.1080/09557571.2023.2273371) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Eroukhmanoff, C. and Wedderburn, A. (2022) Introduction: constructing and contesting victimhood in global politics. Polity, 54(4), pp. 841-848. (doi: 10.1086/721562)

Day, B. S. and Wedderburn, A. (2022) Wrestlemania! Summit diplomacy and foreign policy performance after Trump. International Studies Quarterly, 66(2), sqac019. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqac019)

2021

Wedderburn, A. (2021) Violence, justice and justification. Radical Philosophy, 2.11,

Wedderburn, A. (2021) Humour, Subjectivity and World Politics: Everyday Articulations of Identity at the Limits of Order. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526150691

Brassett, J., Browning, C. S. and Wedderburn, A. (2021) Humorous states: IR, new diplomacy and the rise of comedy in global politics. Global Society, 35(1), pp. 1-7. (doi: 10.1080/13600826.2020.1828302)

2020

Wedderburn, A. (2020) Pandemic time. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 75, pp. 31-35. (doi: 10.3898/SOUN.75.01.2020)

2019

Redwood, H. and Wedderburn, A. (2019) A cat-and-Maus game: the politics of truth and reconciliation in post-conflict comics. Review of International Studies, 45(4), pp. 588-606. (doi: 10.1017/s0260210519000147)

Wedderburn, A. (2019) Boris Johnson compared himself to the Hulk. That’s a big clue about British politics. [Website]

Wedderburn, A. (2019) Cartooning the camp: aesthetic interruption and the limits of political possibility. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47(2), pp. 169-189. (doi: 10.1177/0305829818799884)

Wedderburn, A. (2019) The appropriation of an icon: Guernica, remade. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 21(3), pp. 480-487. (doi: 10.1080/14616742.2019.1598778)

2018

Wedderburn, A. (2018) Grime. [Website]

Wedderburn, A. (2018) Tragedy, genealogy and theories of International Relations. European Journal of International Relations, 24(1), pp. 177-197. (doi: 10.1177/1354066116689131)

2017

Wedderburn, A. (2017) An unfolding humanitarian emergency. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun May 26 03:16:17 2024 BST.
Jump to: Articles | Books | Website
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Baspehlivan, U. and Wedderburn, A. (2024) Disciplinary seriousness in international relations: towards a counterpolitics of the silly object. Global Studies Quarterly, 4(2), ksae035. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksae035)

Wedderburn, A. (2023) Sylvia Wynter in the Arctic: early modern expeditionary narratives and the construction of "man". Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (doi: 10.1080/09557571.2023.2273371) (Early Online Publication)

Eroukhmanoff, C. and Wedderburn, A. (2022) Introduction: constructing and contesting victimhood in global politics. Polity, 54(4), pp. 841-848. (doi: 10.1086/721562)

Day, B. S. and Wedderburn, A. (2022) Wrestlemania! Summit diplomacy and foreign policy performance after Trump. International Studies Quarterly, 66(2), sqac019. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqac019)

Wedderburn, A. (2021) Violence, justice and justification. Radical Philosophy, 2.11,

Brassett, J., Browning, C. S. and Wedderburn, A. (2021) Humorous states: IR, new diplomacy and the rise of comedy in global politics. Global Society, 35(1), pp. 1-7. (doi: 10.1080/13600826.2020.1828302)

Wedderburn, A. (2020) Pandemic time. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 75, pp. 31-35. (doi: 10.3898/SOUN.75.01.2020)

Redwood, H. and Wedderburn, A. (2019) A cat-and-Maus game: the politics of truth and reconciliation in post-conflict comics. Review of International Studies, 45(4), pp. 588-606. (doi: 10.1017/s0260210519000147)

Wedderburn, A. (2019) Cartooning the camp: aesthetic interruption and the limits of political possibility. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47(2), pp. 169-189. (doi: 10.1177/0305829818799884)

Wedderburn, A. (2019) The appropriation of an icon: Guernica, remade. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 21(3), pp. 480-487. (doi: 10.1080/14616742.2019.1598778)

Wedderburn, A. (2018) Tragedy, genealogy and theories of International Relations. European Journal of International Relations, 24(1), pp. 177-197. (doi: 10.1177/1354066116689131)

Books

Wedderburn, A. (2021) Humour, Subjectivity and World Politics: Everyday Articulations of Identity at the Limits of Order. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526150691

Website

Wedderburn, A. (2019) Boris Johnson compared himself to the Hulk. That’s a big clue about British politics. [Website]

Wedderburn, A. (2018) Grime. [Website]

Wedderburn, A. (2017) An unfolding humanitarian emergency. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun May 26 03:16:17 2024 BST.

Grants

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

Supervision

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
    whiteness

I am interested in supervising further PhD projects on any topic relevant to my research interests.

Teaching

  • 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