Dr Rhys Crilley

  • Research Associate - Leverhulme Fellow (Politics)

Biography

Dr Rhys Crilley is an award winning academic who is currently working on a Leverhulme Trust Funded Early Career Fellowship titled Narratives of Nuclear Weapons: How Emotions Shape Deterrence and Disarmament.

Rhys joined Glasgow in May 2020, and his research explores the contemporary politics of nuclear weapons by analysing how states narrate changes to their nuclear weapons policies and how citizens feel emotionally invested in them. It aims to transcends mainstream approaches by placing narrative and emotion at the centre of analysis, and provides a qualitative study of changing nuclear weapons policies, the collapse of arms control, and other issues in the new nuclear age.

Prior to starting at Glasgow, Rhys was employed as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in Global Media and Communication at The Open University, where he worked on the AHRC funded project: Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”? Before this, in 2016 and 2017, he was a Teaching Fellow in Intelligence and International Security at the University of Warwick.

Rhys was awarded his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2016. That same year he was awarded the International Studies International Communication Section's Best Paper Award. In 2017 Rhys was nominated by his students at the University of Warwick for a Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence.

In the space of several years, Rhys has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and book chpaters in prestigious outlets such as International Studies Review, Millennium, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Media, War and Conflict, The Hauge Journal of Diplomacy, Journalism, Media & Communication, and International Affairs. He is currently writing his first monograph and co-editing a textbook.

Research interests

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Critical Approaches to Security
  • Social Media and International Political Communication
  • Popular Culture and World Politics
  • Visual Global Politics

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
Number of items: 23.

2020

Tolz, V., Hutchings, S., Chaterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2020) Mediatization and journalistic agency: Russian television coverage of the Skripal poisonings. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, (doi: 10.1177/1464884920941967) (Early Online Publication)

Jackson, S. T., Crilley, R. , Manor, I., Baker, C., Oshikoya, M., Joachim, J., Robinson, N., Schneiker, A., Grove, N. S. and Enloe, C. (2020) Forum: militarization 2.0: communication and the normalization of political violence in the digital age. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa035) (Early Online Publication)

Crilley, R. and Manor, I. (2020) Un-nation branding: the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israeli soft power. In: Amiri, S. and Sevin, E. (eds.) City Diplomacy: Current Trends and Future Prospects. Series: Palgrave Macmillan series in global public diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 137-160. ISBN 9783030456146 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45615-3_7)

Crilley, R. , Gillespie, M. and Willis, A. (2020) Tweeting the Russian revolution: RT’s #1917LIVE and social media re-enactments as public diplomacy. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(3), pp. 354-373. (doi: 10.1177/1367549419871353)

Crilley, R. (2020) Where we at? New directions for research on popular culture and world politics. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa027) (Early Online Publication)

Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. N. (2020) Emotions and war on YouTube: affective investments in RT’s visual narratives of the conflict in Syria. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (doi: 10.1080/09557571.2020.1719038) (Early Online Publication)

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2020) The mediatisation of MFAS: diplomacy in the new media ecology. Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(1-2), pp. 66-92. (doi: 10.1163/1871191X-15101051)

2019

Dajani, D., Gillespie, M. and Crilley, R. (2019) Differentiated visibilities: RT Arabic’s narration of Russia’s role in the Syrian war. Media, War and Conflict, (doi: 10.1177/1750635219889075) (Early Online Publication)

Crilley, R. (2019) Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President—What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know. Journal of Communication, 69(4), E10-E12. (doi: 10.1093/joc/jqz017)[Book Review]

Crilley, R. (2019) This Is belonging: children and British military recruitment. In: Drumbl, M. A. and Barrett, J. C. (eds.) Research Handbook on Child Soldiers. Series: Research handbooks in international law. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 132-148. ISBN 9781788114479 (doi:10.4337/9781788114486.00015)

Saunders, R. A. and Crilley, R. (2019) Pissing on the past: the highland clearances, effigial resistance and the everyday politics of the urinal = Pisser sur le passé: Les dédouanements des hautes terres, la résistance à l’effigie et la politique quotidienne de l’urinoir = Orinando en el pasado: Las separaciones de las tierras altas, la resistencia efigial y la política cotidiana del urinario. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47(3), pp. 444-469. (doi: 10.1177/0305829819840422)

Chaterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2019) Populism and contemporary global media: populist communication logics and the co-construction of Transnational identities. In: Stengel, F. A., MacDonald, D. B. and Nabers, D. (eds.) Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions. Series: Global political sociology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 73-99. ISBN 9783030046200 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04621-7_4)

Crilley, R. and Gillespie, M. (2019) What to do about social media? Politics, populism and journalism. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 20(1), pp. 173-176. (doi: 10.1177/1464884918807344)

Chatterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2019) Making sense of emotions and affective investments in war: RT and the Syrian conflict on YouTube. Media and Communication, 7(3), pp. 167-178. (doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i3.1911)

Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. (2019) Security studies in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics: in defence of poststructuralism. Critical Studies on Security, 7(2), pp. 166-170. (doi: 10.1080/21624887.2018.1441634)

2018

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2018) The aesthetics of violent extremist and counter-violent extremist communication. In: Bjola, C. and Pamment, J. (eds.) Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism: the Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy. Series: Routledge new diplomacy studies. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 121-139. ISBN 9781138578623 (doi:10.4324/9781351264082-8)

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2018) Visually framing the Gaza War of 2014: the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter. Media, War and Conflict, 11(4), pp. 369-391. (doi: 10.1177/1750635218780564)

Crilley, R. (2018) International relations in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics. International Affairs, 94(2), pp. 417-425. (doi: 10.1093/ia/iiy038)

2017

Crilley, R. (2017) Seeing Syria. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 10(2-3), pp. 133-158. (doi: 10.1163/18739865-01002004)

da Silva, R. and Crilley, R. (2017) “Talk about terror in our back gardens”: an analysis of online comments about British foreign fighters in Syria. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 10(1), pp. 162-186. (doi: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1237011)

2016

Crilley, R. (2016) Like and share forces: making sense of military social media sites. In: Shepherd, L. J. and Hamilton, C. (eds.) Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age. Series: Popular culture and world politics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 51-67. ISBN 9781138940284 (doi:10.4324/9781315673394-4)

Crilley, R. (2016) Counter-recruitment and anti-military organizing: lessons from the field. Critical Military Studies, 2(3), pp. 267-270. (doi: 10.1080/23337486.2016.1192830)

2015

Crilley, R. (2015) Seeing strategic narratives? Critical Studies on Security, 3(3), pp. 331-333. (doi: 10.1080/21624887.2015.1103016)

This list was generated on Mon Nov 23 02:46:02 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Tolz, V., Hutchings, S., Chaterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2020) Mediatization and journalistic agency: Russian television coverage of the Skripal poisonings. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, (doi: 10.1177/1464884920941967) (Early Online Publication)

Jackson, S. T., Crilley, R. , Manor, I., Baker, C., Oshikoya, M., Joachim, J., Robinson, N., Schneiker, A., Grove, N. S. and Enloe, C. (2020) Forum: militarization 2.0: communication and the normalization of political violence in the digital age. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa035) (Early Online Publication)

Crilley, R. , Gillespie, M. and Willis, A. (2020) Tweeting the Russian revolution: RT’s #1917LIVE and social media re-enactments as public diplomacy. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(3), pp. 354-373. (doi: 10.1177/1367549419871353)

Crilley, R. (2020) Where we at? New directions for research on popular culture and world politics. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa027) (Early Online Publication)

Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. N. (2020) Emotions and war on YouTube: affective investments in RT’s visual narratives of the conflict in Syria. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (doi: 10.1080/09557571.2020.1719038) (Early Online Publication)

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2020) The mediatisation of MFAS: diplomacy in the new media ecology. Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(1-2), pp. 66-92. (doi: 10.1163/1871191X-15101051)

Dajani, D., Gillespie, M. and Crilley, R. (2019) Differentiated visibilities: RT Arabic’s narration of Russia’s role in the Syrian war. Media, War and Conflict, (doi: 10.1177/1750635219889075) (Early Online Publication)

Saunders, R. A. and Crilley, R. (2019) Pissing on the past: the highland clearances, effigial resistance and the everyday politics of the urinal = Pisser sur le passé: Les dédouanements des hautes terres, la résistance à l’effigie et la politique quotidienne de l’urinoir = Orinando en el pasado: Las separaciones de las tierras altas, la resistencia efigial y la política cotidiana del urinario. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 47(3), pp. 444-469. (doi: 10.1177/0305829819840422)

Crilley, R. and Gillespie, M. (2019) What to do about social media? Politics, populism and journalism. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 20(1), pp. 173-176. (doi: 10.1177/1464884918807344)

Chatterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2019) Making sense of emotions and affective investments in war: RT and the Syrian conflict on YouTube. Media and Communication, 7(3), pp. 167-178. (doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i3.1911)

Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. (2019) Security studies in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics: in defence of poststructuralism. Critical Studies on Security, 7(2), pp. 166-170. (doi: 10.1080/21624887.2018.1441634)

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2018) Visually framing the Gaza War of 2014: the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter. Media, War and Conflict, 11(4), pp. 369-391. (doi: 10.1177/1750635218780564)

Crilley, R. (2018) International relations in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics. International Affairs, 94(2), pp. 417-425. (doi: 10.1093/ia/iiy038)

Crilley, R. (2017) Seeing Syria. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 10(2-3), pp. 133-158. (doi: 10.1163/18739865-01002004)

da Silva, R. and Crilley, R. (2017) “Talk about terror in our back gardens”: an analysis of online comments about British foreign fighters in Syria. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 10(1), pp. 162-186. (doi: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1237011)

Crilley, R. (2016) Counter-recruitment and anti-military organizing: lessons from the field. Critical Military Studies, 2(3), pp. 267-270. (doi: 10.1080/23337486.2016.1192830)

Crilley, R. (2015) Seeing strategic narratives? Critical Studies on Security, 3(3), pp. 331-333. (doi: 10.1080/21624887.2015.1103016)

Book Sections

Crilley, R. and Manor, I. (2020) Un-nation branding: the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israeli soft power. In: Amiri, S. and Sevin, E. (eds.) City Diplomacy: Current Trends and Future Prospects. Series: Palgrave Macmillan series in global public diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 137-160. ISBN 9783030456146 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45615-3_7)

Crilley, R. (2019) This Is belonging: children and British military recruitment. In: Drumbl, M. A. and Barrett, J. C. (eds.) Research Handbook on Child Soldiers. Series: Research handbooks in international law. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 132-148. ISBN 9781788114479 (doi:10.4337/9781788114486.00015)

Chaterje-Doody, P. N. and Crilley, R. (2019) Populism and contemporary global media: populist communication logics and the co-construction of Transnational identities. In: Stengel, F. A., MacDonald, D. B. and Nabers, D. (eds.) Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions. Series: Global political sociology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 73-99. ISBN 9783030046200 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04621-7_4)

Manor, I. and Crilley, R. (2018) The aesthetics of violent extremist and counter-violent extremist communication. In: Bjola, C. and Pamment, J. (eds.) Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism: the Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy. Series: Routledge new diplomacy studies. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 121-139. ISBN 9781138578623 (doi:10.4324/9781351264082-8)

Crilley, R. (2016) Like and share forces: making sense of military social media sites. In: Shepherd, L. J. and Hamilton, C. (eds.) Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age. Series: Popular culture and world politics. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 51-67. ISBN 9781138940284 (doi:10.4324/9781315673394-4)

Book Reviews

Crilley, R. (2019) Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President—What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know. Journal of Communication, 69(4), E10-E12. (doi: 10.1093/joc/jqz017)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Mon Nov 23 02:46:02 2020 GMT.

Grants

Narratives of Nuclear Weapons: How Emotions Shape Deterrence and Disarmament
Early Career Fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust. May 2020 - April 2023.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in any areas related to my research interests:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Critical Approaches to Security
  • Social Media and International Political Communication
  • Popular Culture and World Politics
  • Visual Global Politics