If you are unable to access any of the below publications or would like a copy of a working paper, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Doing and Mediating Critique
– Security Dialogue
– 2019, 50 (1-2)

Composing Global Security
– European Journal of International Security
– 2019, 4 (1)

A Parasitic Critique for IR
– International Political Sociology
– Forthcoming 2018

(De)Securitization Dilemmas
– Review of International Studies
– 2018, 44 (2)

We have never been civilised: Torture and the Materiality of World Political Binaries
– European Journal of International Relations
2017, 23 (1), 49-73. DOI: 10.1177/1354066115616466.

Becoming a Torturer: Towards a Global Ergonomics of Care
– International Review of the Red Cross
– Forthcoming 2017.

The Political Economy of Business Engagement in Violence Prevention
– Conflict, Security, & Development
– 2017, 17 (6).

Torture and the Material-Semiotic Networks of Violence Across Borders
– International Political Sociology
– 2016, 10 (1): 1-23, DOI: 10.1093/ips/olv001.

Facebook and Fanatics: Islam and the Arab Revolutions
– Regulating Religion, Summer 2012.


Small Worlds of Violence: A Global Grammar for Torture
– Manuscript in preparation for submission to University of Minnesota Press.

Saving the City: Urban Life in an Age of Insecurity
– Manuscript in preparation for submission to Verso Books, with Oliver Jütersonke.


World Political Compositions: Making Sense of the International
– Manuscript in preparation for submission, with Anna Leander.
– Contributors including Roland Bleiker, Naeem Inayatullah, Aida Hozic, L.H.M Ling, Charlotte Epstein, Arlene B. Tickner, Anna Leander, Michele Acuto, Sally Butler, Elisabetta Brighi, and Elspeth Van Veeren.
– See

Post-Critical International Relations? How to change the world political
– Manuscript in preparation for submission.
– Contributors including Christian Bueger, Anna Leander, Mareike De Goede, Audra Mitchell, Jef Huysmans, Joao Nogueira, Keith Krause, Vincent Pouliot, Michael C. Williams, Claudia Aradau and Ole Waever.
– See


Normative Reserves and their Practice
– Forthcoming.
– In Norms, Practice, Normativity: Towards a New Theory of International Relations (NIRT), Liste, Philip. & Wiener, A. (Eds.) Berlin: VS Springer.

Popular Culture and the Elicitation of Practice
– Accepted in How to do Popular Culture in International Relations, Salter, Mark. & Yao, Sandra. (Eds). London: Routledge.

The Chair Sits on the Man: The Non-Human Perpetration of Violence
Forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Perpetrator Studies, Knittel, Susanne C. & Goldnerg, Zachary (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Visibility: Practices of Seeing and Overlooking
Forthcoming in Mapping International Practice: Concepts, Debates, and Borders of International Practice Theory, Bueger C., Hopf, T. and Drieschova, A. (Eds).
– With Anna Leander.

Hot Tea With Sugar and the Translation(s) of Torture
Forthcoming in Translations of Security, Berling TV., Gad, UP., Peterson, JL. and Wæver, O. (Eds), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Meaning Making and the Grammar of the City
Forthcoming in Urban Safety and Peacebuilding, Wennmann, A. (Ed), London: Routledge.
– With  Oliver Jütersonke.

The Futures Mutamash of the Middle East
– Forthcoming In Transient Ontologies: An Ethnographic Patchwork of Middle East Futures, Riccardo B. and Mallard G. (Eds).


Composing Global Security
– European Journal of International Security
– Forthcoming 2018.

Doing and Mediating Critique
– Forthcoming as Security Dialogue, 50 (1-2)
– With Rocco Bellanova and Mareile Kaufmann.


The Germination of Abusive Violence and its Restraint
– 2017
– Geneva: The Violence Prevention Initiative.

The Private Sector and Violence Prevention in Kenya, 2007-2013
– 2017, with Achim Wennmann.
Commissioned for the project ‘The Business Community as a Peacebuilding Actor’ undertaken by CDA Collaborative Learning, the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

The Private Sector and Violence Prevention in Kenya, 2007-2013
– 2017, with Achim Wennmann.
Commissioned for the United Nations and World Bank, Preventing Violent Conflict, a UN-World Bank Group Study, World Bank Group Chief Technical Specialist Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, Geneva.

Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) Initiative
Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding: Geneva.
– 2016.

Understanding the Grammar of the City: Urban Safety and Peacebuilding Practice through a Semiotic Lens
Written for the Technical Working Group on the Confluence of Urban Safety and Peacebuilding Practice, UN Habitat.
– With Oliver Jütersonke.

Hamas and the Peace Process: Resistance, Rejectionism, Reconciliation?
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews, June 2011.