Seminar series


GPES runs regular research seminar on Mondays during the semester, inviting experts from around the UK to share their latest, cutting-edge research in politics, economics, sociology, law, geography and other disciplines. 

Sessions run on Mondays at 4.15pm via Zoom. Please contact Dan Bulley ( for login information.

Semester 1, 2021-22

Monday 4 October 2021

  • “Europeanization and Statebuilding as Everyday Practices: Performing Europe in the Western Balkans”
  • Dr Vjosa Musliu (VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Monday 11 October 2021

  • “Thinking Land in Stated Margins: Lessons from a Village in Eastern Europe”
  • Dr Jessica Pisano (The New School for Social Research – New York)

Monday 18 October 2021

  • "Working in Synergy: Between Critical Race Theory and Decolonial Thought"
  • Dr Ali Meghji (Cambridge)

Monday 25 October 2021

  • “National Affects: The Everyday Atmospheres of Being Political”
  • Dr Angharad Closs Stephens (Swansea)

Monday 1 November 2021

  • “Hypermasculinisation, Mythological Machines and Toxic Tweets: The Deep History Behind the MAGA Movement and QAnon Conspiracy Theories”
  • Professor Leonardo Ambasciano (independent researcher)

Monday 8 November 2021

  • “‘Official Migration Policies Are the Unofficial Policies’: Governing Rejected Refugees Through Non-Identification”
  • Dr Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths)

Monday 15 November 2021 – Jean Monnet Research Seminar

  • “Covid-19: An Accelerating Force for EU Activity in Health?”
  • Dr Mary Guy (Lancaster)

Monday 22 November 2021 – Jean Monnet Research Seminar

  • TBC