New Paper: Security & the Subsurface – Geopolitics

This paper critically examines the ways in which the securing of the UK’s natural gas flows requires complex visualisation practices through which the subterranean movements of natural gas and its dynamic, transforming infrastructures are rendered visible and actionable. Instead of seeing energy infrastructures as rigid and more or less obstinate to change (a tendency withinContinue reading “New Paper: Security & the Subsurface – Geopolitics”

New Paper: Circulations beyond Nodes: (in)securities along the pipeline – Mobilities

I’m pleased to announce that my first single-authored paper has been published. It forms part of a special issue edited by Matthias Leese and Stef Wittendorp, entitled ‘Old Securities, New Mobilities’. In it, I draw attention to the opportunities that mobilities approaches can offer for studying security beyond the circulatory ‘nodes’ in which its’ analysisContinue reading “New Paper: Circulations beyond Nodes: (in)securities along the pipeline – Mobilities”

New Paper: “A Material Politics of Citizenship” – Citizenship Studies

Our article for Citizenship Studies is now out in early access! Entitled ‘A Material Politics of Citizenship: The potential of circulating materials in UK immigration removal centres’, this paper forms part of a special issue edited by Gaja Maestri & Sarah Hughes on contested spaces of citizenship. In this article, Sarah Hughes and I exploreContinue reading “New Paper: “A Material Politics of Citizenship” – Citizenship Studies”

Update: eThesis available now – Securing Natural Gas

Exciting times. My thesis, entitled ‘Securing Natural Gas: Entity-Attentive Security Research’ is now available via the Durham eTheses service! Thanks again go to my supervisors, Louise Amoore and Ben Anderson for their help in getting this out, and also to the insightful comments from my examiners, Jason Dittmer (UCL) and Gavin Bridge (Durham). It canContinue reading “Update: eThesis available now – Securing Natural Gas”

Recommendation: “Security/Mobility: Politics of movement”

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues for the publication of their recent book, “Security/Mobility: Politics of Movement” – edited by Matthias Leese (Zurich) and Stef Wittendorp (Tübingen), and representing a much needed contribution to attempts to bring security and mobility together. The book includes chapters from: Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães, Sharon Weinblum, & StefContinue reading “Recommendation: “Security/Mobility: Politics of movement””

Event: AAG 2017 – “Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security”

AAG 2017 – Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security Organisers: Peter Forman & Nat O’Grady Session dates and times tbc. Critical geographies and security studies have led the way in dealing with the complex material entanglements and transformations that underpin and organise, but also complicate, modes of governance and security (Adey andContinue reading “Event: AAG 2017 – “Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security””

Abstract: Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation

Thesis submitted December 2016. Abstract below. Natural gas is a troublesome and ‘wayward’ material (Bridge, 2004; 396). Amongst other qualities, it is invisible, intangible, naturally odorless, highly inflammable, and constantly resistant to the forces that contain it. This thesis provides an account of how these qualities both introduce a series of insecurities to everyday socialContinue reading “Abstract: Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation”

Event: ISA 2017 Panel “Modular Performances of Security”

MODULAR PERFORMANCES OF SECURITY Please see below for details of our upcoming panel (subject to acceptance) at the ISA Annual Conference in Baltimore next year. For further information, please contact: peter.forman@durham.ac.uk, or gglouftsios01@qub.ac.uk — Organisers: Peter Forman (Durham University, UK) Georgos Glouftsios (Queen’s University, Belfast)   Chair: Dr. Audrey Reeves  (Bristol University) Discussant: Dr. Claudia Aradau (King’s College,Continue reading “Event: ISA 2017 Panel “Modular Performances of Security””

Longform: A History of Gas Governance (I)

The Mine as Laboratory “And oft a chilling damp or unctuous mist, Loosed from the crumbling caverns, issues forth, Stopping the springs of life ….To cure this ill A philosophic art is used to drain The foul imprison’d air, and in its place Purer convey.” Jago (Cited in Galloway 1882)   The earliest European accountsContinue reading “Longform: A History of Gas Governance (I)”