Dr Rhys Machold

  • Lecturer (Politics)

Biography

I recently joined Politics following an appointment in the Department of Politics at York University (Canada). Since completing my PhD at the Balisillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, I have held positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Balsilie School and as a Guest Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.

Taking an interdisciplinary and transnational approach, my research focuses on issues of violence, security and policing with a strong focus on contemporary urban spaces. This work engages closely security markets and the roles of expertise in forms of governing. Much of my empirical focus to date has been on Palestine/Israel and India and the city of Mumbai. I also have some works in progress that address empirical dynamics related to policing and urban order in the UK and North America.

My current work explores how security knowledge moves geographically by examining transnational circuits of police expertise and training. It takes a multi-sited approach to analyse how forms of policy learning take place through embodied, experiential practices in, across, and between different countries. As part of this work, I am closely interrogating the concept of policing and security “laboratories” in understanding how certain policy experiences are constituted as exemplary cases or “models” worthy of emulation elsewhere.

Theoretically my work is influenced by post-structuralism, post-colonialism, settler colonialism, gender studies, assemblage theory and science and technology studies. It further draws on a range of critical methodological approaches including ethnography and mobile methods.  

Research interests

  • Urban security & policing
  • Terrorism, counter-terrorism & homeland security
  • Security industries & markets
  • Policy transfer & policy mobilities  
  • Experts & expertise
  • Critical Security Studies & Critical Geopolitics
  • Settler-colonialism
  • India
  • Palestine/Israel

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2011
Number of items: 13.

2021

Machold, R. and Charrett, C. C. (2021) Beyond ambivalence: locating the whiteness of security. Security Dialogue, 52(1_supp), pp. 38-48. (doi: 10.1177/09670106211031044)

Machold, R. (2021) The Iron Dome System Is a Monument to Israel’s Hubris. [Website]

2020

Machold, R. and Bhungalia, L. (2020) "Violence Work". Society and Space Open Site, 24 Aug. [Book Review]

Velednitsky, S., Salazar Hughes, S. and Machold, R. (2020) Political geographical perspectives on settler colonialism. Geography Compass, 14(6), e12490. (doi: 10.1111/gec3.12490)

Machold, R. (2020) Policing reality: Urban disorder, failure, and expert undoings. International Political Sociology, 14(1), pp. 22-39. (doi: 10.1093/ips/olz027)

2019

Machold, R. (2019) The Privatization of Israeli Security By Shir Hever. London: Pluto Press, 2018. 256 pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-7453-3720-3. Conflict and Society, 5(1), pp. 204-205. (doi: 10.3167/arcs.2019.050113)[Book Review]

2018

Machold, R. (2018) Reconsidering the laboratory thesis: Palestine/Israel and the geopolitics of representation. Political Geography, 65, pp. 88-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.04.002)

2017

Machold, R. (2017) Militarising Mumbai? The ‘politics’ of response. Contexto Internacional, 39(3), pp. 477-498. (doi: 10.1590/s0102-8529.2017390300002)

2016

Machold, R. (2016) Security Preparedness in European Cities. Is it really time to learn from Israel? Documentation. DIIS: Danish Institute for International Studies.

Machold, R. (2016) Learning from Israel? ‘26/11’ and the anti-politics of urban security governance. Security Dialogue, 47(4), pp. 275-291. (doi: 10.1177/0967010616645019)

2015

Machold, R. (2015) Mobility and the model: policy mobility and the becoming of Israeli Homeland Security dominance. Environment and Planning A, 47(4), pp. 816-832. (doi: 10.1068/a140010p)

Machold, R. (2015) Intervention – “Re-enacting Israel’s Counter-terror Omnipotence: An Opening”. [Website]

2011

Pelkmans, M. and Machold, R. (2011) Conspiracy theories and their truth trajectories. Focaal, 2011(59), pp. 66-80. (doi: 10.3167/fcl.2011.590105)

This list was generated on Thu Dec 2 12:00:17 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

Machold, R. and Charrett, C. C. (2021) Beyond ambivalence: locating the whiteness of security. Security Dialogue, 52(1_supp), pp. 38-48. (doi: 10.1177/09670106211031044)

Velednitsky, S., Salazar Hughes, S. and Machold, R. (2020) Political geographical perspectives on settler colonialism. Geography Compass, 14(6), e12490. (doi: 10.1111/gec3.12490)

Machold, R. (2020) Policing reality: Urban disorder, failure, and expert undoings. International Political Sociology, 14(1), pp. 22-39. (doi: 10.1093/ips/olz027)

Machold, R. (2018) Reconsidering the laboratory thesis: Palestine/Israel and the geopolitics of representation. Political Geography, 65, pp. 88-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.04.002)

Machold, R. (2017) Militarising Mumbai? The ‘politics’ of response. Contexto Internacional, 39(3), pp. 477-498. (doi: 10.1590/s0102-8529.2017390300002)

Machold, R. (2016) Learning from Israel? ‘26/11’ and the anti-politics of urban security governance. Security Dialogue, 47(4), pp. 275-291. (doi: 10.1177/0967010616645019)

Machold, R. (2015) Mobility and the model: policy mobility and the becoming of Israeli Homeland Security dominance. Environment and Planning A, 47(4), pp. 816-832. (doi: 10.1068/a140010p)

Pelkmans, M. and Machold, R. (2011) Conspiracy theories and their truth trajectories. Focaal, 2011(59), pp. 66-80. (doi: 10.3167/fcl.2011.590105)

Book Reviews

Machold, R. and Bhungalia, L. (2020) "Violence Work". Society and Space Open Site, 24 Aug. [Book Review]

Machold, R. (2019) The Privatization of Israeli Security By Shir Hever. London: Pluto Press, 2018. 256 pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-7453-3720-3. Conflict and Society, 5(1), pp. 204-205. (doi: 10.3167/arcs.2019.050113)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Machold, R. (2016) Security Preparedness in European Cities. Is it really time to learn from Israel? Documentation. DIIS: Danish Institute for International Studies.

Website

Machold, R. (2021) The Iron Dome System Is a Monument to Israel’s Hubris. [Website]

Machold, R. (2015) Intervention – “Re-enacting Israel’s Counter-terror Omnipotence: An Opening”. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Dec 2 12:00:17 2021 GMT.