Political Ergonomics

As part of my research on post-critique and political violence, I am currently assembling a series of new research projects exploring the possible contributions of ergonomic and design theory to the study and praxis of international relations. This includes the launch of a new research agenda entitled International Political Ergonomics, which explores how a stronger engagement with the material conditions for human change might revolutionise the vocation of IR. This work has already been applied to the study of political violence. As part of this work, I am currently collaborating with engineering and technology schools to push social science closer to these fields.

A series of workshops entitled Politics Against Technology will push this project forward over 2019.