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20142019

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My research considers how our understandings of politics shift when we begin from the perspective of social movements and political resistance. This is an approach based on the recognition that we gain unique insights about systems of power by examining attempts to challenge them. I combine ethnographic fieldwork and other qualitative techniques with a range of theoretical frameworks including feminism, queer and postcolonial theory, and anarchism.

My 2019 book Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion was an ethnography of British anti-militarist politics. I engaged with groups like Campaign Against Arms Trade and Stop The Arms Fair in order to think about the nature of contemporary militarism and security politics, and the possibilities and limits of resistance.

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