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  • Dr Doerthe Rosenow

    Senior Lecturer in International Relations

    Department of Social Sciences

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484237



    Doerthe Rosenow is Senior Lecturer in International Relations. She received her PhD and MA from the Department of War Studies/King's College London, and her first degree (Mag.Art.) from the University of Muenster/Germany. Before joining Brookes she taught at Royal Holloway University of London and King's College London. Her research is interdisciplinary, crossing over the boundaries of International Relations, human geography, anthropology and continental philosophy. She is particularly interested in the theorisation and analysis of political struggle in relation to understandings of nature, particularly from perspectives that engage notions of materiality and decoloniality. More recently she has turned to engage these questions in the context of settler colonialism and the writings of North American Indigenous scholars. Her book Un-making Environmental Activism: Beyond Modern/Colonial Binaries in the GMO Controversy was published by Routledge in 2018. Together with her colleague Lara Montesinos Coleman from the University of Sussex she is also working on a broader critique of poststructuralist International Relations, with a particular focus on how discipline-specific boundaries continue to constrain radical thinking and action.