An overview of the editors and contributors, as found in the books
Luis Lobo-Guerrero is Professor of History and Theory of International
Relations at the University of Groningen where he chairs the department under this name. He is the author of Insuring Security: Biopolitics, Security and Risk (2011); Insuring War: Sovereignty, Security and Risk (2012); and Insuring Life: Value, Security and Risk (2016) as well as numerous articles in various journals and edited volumes.
Suvi Alt is Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Groningen. She holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Lapland and works on the areas of international political theory, biopolitics and critical perspectives on development and environmental politics. Her work has been published in International Political Sociology, Millennium, Angelaki as well as in several edited volumes.
Maarten Meijer is a PhD student at the University of Groningen, where
he finished his MA in modern history and international relations in 2018.
His research operates on the intersection of ontological debates within continental philosophy, political theory, science and technology studies and environmental thought. His doctoral research focuses on the EU’s geopolitics of soils, in which he studies the emerging relation between Europe and soils through scientific and policy practices.
Peter Adey is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway University of London. His research interests are located at the intersections of space, mobility and security and he is the author of several books including Air (2014); Aerial Life: Mobilities, Spaces, Affects (2010); and Mobility (2009).
Zeynep Gülsah Çapan is Lecturer at University of Erfurt. Her research
agenda focuses on Eurocentrism of the field of IR, sociology and historiography of international relations and postcolonial and decolonial thought. She has been a visiting scholar at Copenhagen Business School and Cambridge University. She is author of Re-Writing International Relations: History and Theory beyond Eurocentrism in Turkey published in 2016. She has also published articles in Third World Quarterly, Contexto Internacional and Review of
International Studies and contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Her recent publications are ‘Writing International Relations from the Other Side of the Abyssal Line’, Review of International Studies; and ‘Enacting Internationals/Reproducing Eurocentrism’, Contexto Internacional.
Sujin Eom is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geography at Dartmouth College. She is an urban and architectural historian whose research is anchored in a cross-regional and transdisciplinary inquiry into architecture and urbanism. Eom’s research interests include global history of architecture, transnational urban history, gender and race, migration and diaspora studies, infrastructure and postcolonial theory. Eom’s current research project explores the circulation of technologies of governing urban space during the
Cold War. Eom holds a PhD in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies.
Carina Huessy is an international relations researcher based in Berlin.
Carina completed her bachelor’s degree in international relations at Lancaster University (2007) and MA in international security at the University
of Sussex (2012). Her research interests lie in the fields of politics, continental philosophy and critical theory. Having worked widely in a range of fields including social and healthcare work, and with formative work experience in the Palestinian Territories and India, these practical, real-life experiences strongly inform her academic work. Her love of writing includes poetry and prose, with the visual arts likewise providing keen inspiration; cycling, hiking and enjoying nature’s wonders are favourite activities.
Camila del Mármol holds a PhD in anthropology and works as Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona. She has pursued ethnographic research in the Catalan Pyrenees focusing on the development of heritage processes. Her areas of interest and publications include the transformation of political and economic structures in rural areas and its impact on social perceptions
and cultural meanings. She has also conducted research on intangible heritage and food heritage in Catalonia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the
author of Pasados locales, políticas globales. Procesos de patrimonialización en un valle del Pirineo catalán (2012) and co-editor of The Making of Heritage: Seduction and Disenchantment (2015).
Paolo Palladino is Professor of History and Theory in the Department of
History at Lancaster University, UK. His field of expertise is the structure and evolution of biopolitical formations, particularly as these are articulated
within biomedicine and agriculture. He has published three monographs and numerous essays on the subject. His latest research project in this field
was enabled by the tenure of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020) (award no: 657750) in the Department of History and Theory of International Relations at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), where he holds a position as Honorary Research Fellow.
Filipe dos Reis is Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. He holds
a PhD in international relations at the University of Erfurt, where he also held a position as research associate (‘Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter’) and has been a member at the interdisciplinary Center of Political Practices and Orders. His research focuses on international relations theories, global history and, in
particular, the intersection of international relations and international law. With regard to the latter, he has expertise in the sociology of interdisciplinarity and the politics of jurisdiction in international law. He has been a visiting scholar at Bilgi University Istanbul, Bilkent University Ankara and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has published in New Perspectives and contributed chapters to several edited volumes, including one in The Power of Legality (2016) and the Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (2016).
Barry J. Ryan is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University, after having lectured at the University of Limerick, Dublin City
University and Lancaster University in the fields of international relations
theory, security studies and conflict studies. He is a member of the editorial
boards of Capital and Class, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region and Regional
Security (University of Belgrade). His current research is concerned with spatial strategies of security and the maritime environment and the implications for IR theory of a critical turn towards the politics of sea.
Ariel Shangguan is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Schwarzman College at
Tsinghua University. She holds a PhD in international politics at Newcastle
University, UK. Her research interest mainly lies in the temporal-spatial
conditionality of Western IR concepts and its translation into Chinese and
Japanese discourses. She is a contributor to the book Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations, published in 2018.
Benjamin Tallis is Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. He edits the academic journal New Perspectives, regularly appears in European media and advises a variety of European and North American governments. His research interests include European security; politics of border; critical geopolitics and political geography; politics of Central and Eastern Europe; post-communism and transition policy; foreign, security and neighbourhood policy and EU justice and home affairs policy; cultural policy (specifically architectural and material memory policy); critical pragmatism; and interpretive research methodology.
Kerry Goettlich is lecturer in international security at the University of Reading. He previously completed his PhD in international relations at the
London School of Economics, where he was an editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies. His current project examines the historical emergence of scientific practices underlying modern territoriality, such as border surveying, as they emerged in seventeenth-century colonial North America and were globalized in the late nineteenth century. His work has appeared in the European Journal of International Relations and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.
Louis Le Douarin is a geographer who is completing his doctoral dissertation at the European University Institute in Florence (Department of History
and Civilization). His research focuses on the production and circulation of
geographical and cartographical knowledge in Syria and Lebanon before and during the French Mandate, and on the role this knowledge played in the transformation of the region’s political geography. He is currently research and teaching assistant in geography at the University of Aix-en-Provence Marseille.
Laura Lo Presti is postdoctoral researcher in The Landscapes of Human Mobilities-Visual Imageries project at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility and the Humanities, hosted at the University of Padova. She is also visiting research fellow at The Groningen University Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). Her current research focuses on the cultural ecologies and the technological and political conditions that allow maps and mapping to elicit a plethora of discourses, actions and feelings about the European migrant crisis and its forms of hierarchized mobilities. Her publications include a book, Cartografie (In)esauste (FrancoAngeli, 2019) and several articles: ‘The Migrancies of Maps’ (Mobilities, 2020), ‘Like a Map over Troubled Water’ (E-flux, 2020), ‘Terraqueous Necropolitics’ (Acme,
2019), ‘Extroverting Cartography’ (J-Reading, 2019) and ‘Maps In/Out of
Place’ (J-Reading, 2018).
Jeppe Strandsbjerg is editor-in-chief at Djøf Publishing, senior researcher
at the Danish Institute for International Studies and visiting research fellow at
the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). He holds
a doctorate degree in international relations from the University of Sussex.
He has mostly written on the concept of space in international relations with
a particular focus on cartography. He is the author of Territory, Globalization
and International Relations: The Cartographic Reality of Space (Palgrave
2010) and co-editor (with Lars Bo Kaspersen) of Does War Make States?
Investigations of Charles Tilly’s Historical Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and (with Ulrik Pram Gad) of The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time (Routledge, 2019).