EISA Post-Critical Programme

The Post-Critical IR? project is proceeding next with a section at the European International Studies Association’s conference in Prague. The programme for the event is available below and more details can be found at

Workshop | Language and (In)Securitisation

In June 2018, I presented an ongoing research project being carried out with Anna Leander focused on the connections between aesthetics, security, and philosophical conceptions of the sublime. The work was presented at King’s College London’s Language and Everyday (In)securitisation workshop and included contributions from Jef Huysmans, Iver B. Neumann, Claudia Aradau, Didier Bigo, Rodney Jones, Kamran Khan, Rob Walker, and others.

Workshop | The Practice-Normativity Nexus

In June 2018 I participated in a workshop exploring the Practice-Normativity Nexus in International Relations Theory organised by Anna Leander, Antje Wiener, and Ole Jacob Sending. At the workshop, I presented my latest work on the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) Initiative and a related paper focused on the intersections between New Materialist theory and socio-political critique. Other participants at the workshop included Anna Leander, Stefano Guzzini, Antje Wiener, Ole Jacob Sending, Keith Krause, Philip Liste, Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Mervyn Frost, Rahel Kunz, Thomas Biersteker, Elisabeth Prugl, Xymena Kurakowska, Klaus Dingwerth, and others.


Doing Visual IR

During the forthcoming European International Studies Association’s (EISA) European Workshops in International Studies, myself and Stephanie Perazzone will be hosting a workshop on ‘Doing Visual IR.’ A line-up of leading and new names, from both across and beyond the field, will be exploring the methods of approaches to studying the International through the visual.

The programme can be found below.


Post-Critical IR? | Groundwork for a future

The first Post-Critical IR? workshop took place in Copenhagen during March 2018. Below, a summary of core presentations from the workshop can be found, including interventions from Michael C. Williams, Jean-Francois Drolet, Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Anna Leander, and Keith Krause.

Post-Critical IR? | Practicing Critique

The first Post-Critical IR? workshop took place in Copenhagen in March 2018. Over the next few weeks, a series of videos will be released from the workshop based on the presentations given by participants.

This presentation is by Professor Keith Krause of the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and is titled ‘Practicing Critique: Fieldnotes and Reflections from the Diplomatic and Programmatic Trenches.’

More information on the Post-Critical IR? project is available at