Reading Group



Haunting and memory in Black and Dalit Literature (facilitated by Q manivannan)

  • Indranil Acharya, ‘Search for an Alternative Aesthetic in Bangla Dalit Poetry’, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, VI(2), 2014. 
  • Saidiya Hartman, ‘Venus in Two Acts’, Small Axe, Number 26, 12(2), 2008.

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The Role of State Identity in Construction of the Enemy (Facilitated by Mareva Chatzitheodorou)

  • Alexander J, ‘Cultural Pragmatics: Social Performance between Ritual and Strategy’, Sociological Theory 22(4), 2004, pp527-573.
  • Documentary: ‘Putin: A Russian Spy Story‘, 2022.



Borders (facilitated by Sarah Edgcumbe)



Ethics, Positionality & Self-care in Fieldwork Research (facilitated by Dr Nick Barnes)

Thurs 7 Oct Week 4, 15:30-17:00 {Teams}


Feminist Methodologies and Joy as Research Practice (facilitated by Dr Roxani Krystalli)

Thurs 4 Nov Week 8, 15:30-17:00 {Teams}

  • Roxani Krystalli (forthcoming) ‘Feminist Methodology,’ in Laura J. Shepherd and Caitlin Hamilton (eds) Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations, 2nd edition (Routledge).
  • Elina Penttinen (2010) ‘Introduction: Journey from Feminist International Relations Problem-making towards a Life-enhancing Approach,’ in Joy and International Relations: A New Methodology (Routledge).


Knowledge Production in ‘Conflict Zones’ (facilitated by Dr Malaka Shwaikh)

Thurs 2 Dec Week 12, 15:30-17:00 {Teams}

  • Malaka Shwaikh (2020) ‘Translation in the War-zone: The Gaza Strip as Case Study,’ in R. R. Gould and K. Tahmasebian (eds) Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (Routledge), pp.129-144.
  • Mona Baker (2010) ‘Interpreters and Translators in the War Zone: Narrated and Narrators,’ The Translator, 16:2, 197-222, special issue, Translation and Violent Conflict, Moira Inghilleri and Sue-Ann Harding (eds).

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