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NEW: Contemporary (In)Securities – student-run course blog
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NEW: Contemporary (In)Securities – student-run course blog

As part of our ‘Critical Security Studies’ course at the University of Tübingen this semester, students have been tasked with critically applying different approaches to security to contemporary political events. Check in regularly for new posts covering a broad range of topics, including security discourses in the so-called ‘EU migrant crisis’, the governance of Ebola, … Continue reading

eThesis available now
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eThesis available now

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 can … Continue reading

New Book: “Security/Mobility: Politics of movement”
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New Book: “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, & Stef … Continue reading

CONFERENCE: AAG 2017 – “Exploring the Modular, Material and Performative Politics of Security”
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CONFERENCE: 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 and … Continue reading

Governing Gas: Energy, Security, Circulation
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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 social … Continue reading

Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side
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Undergraduate Guide: Reflections from the Other Side

Please click on the link below to download the short guide that I have recently put together from the tutorial blog posts I have written over the last couple of years for first year human geography undergraduates. The guide provides a series of reflections upon some of the things that I wish I had known or done differently when I … Continue reading