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BA Hon, MA, PhD, PGCTHE
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0)1865 483743
My main research activity focuses on the relationship between international law and international relations and the problem of legal subjectivity. My work in the two books below explores the problem of extraterritoriality and develops the concepts of jurisdictional struggles and jurisdictional accumulation. These help to understand the roles of (extra)territoriality in the construction of early modern and modern international orders. My current focus is mainly on European and colonial state-formation.
Single-authored monograph: Jurisdictional Accumulation: An early modern history of law, empires and capital (forthcoming, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). It is based on my doctoral thesis defended in December 2012, which consisted in a historical and theoretical reconstruction of the praxis of extraterritoriality through the cases of the early modern Spanish, French and British empires.
Co-edited volume (with Daniel Margolies, Umut Ozsu and Ntina Tzouvala), The Extraterritoriality of Law: History, Theory, Politics (2019, Abingdon: Routledge). Proposal available here.
My other areas of research are historical materialism and Political Marxism in International Relations, contemporary migration issues, cases of student resistance and protest, and the development of critical pedagogies.
Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and website editor.
Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES), Oxford Brookes University
Member of the Centre for Advanced International Theory at the University of Sussex.
Member of the Political Marxism Research Group at the University of Sussex.
- 'Marxism in IR', Podcast Interview for OccupyIRTheory, hosted by Dr Nicholas Kiersey
- Participant in Think Human Festival (organised by Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University) for Human Library event 'Resist! Remain!', 15 May 2018
- Guest author for Verso Books blog on Marx's 200th anniversary, 5 May 2018
- Guest on TV show The Fix (Novara Media) ‘Can Labour ever be a vehicle for a progressive foreign policy?’ 24 February 2016
- Roundtable debate with MP John McDonnell, Luke Cooper, Simon Hardy, Lynne Segal and Mary G. Clarke ‘Beyond Capitalism (The Alternative Queen’s Speech)’, 'People’s Parliament', House of Commons, London, 4 June 2015
Other and Forthcoming Book Chapters
‘International Relations’ in Beverly Skeggs, Alberto Toscano & Sara Farris (Eds.) A Handbook of Marxism, Sage, forthcoming
‘David Harvey et la géographie de l’accumulation capitaliste’, Les Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme (Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois - SODEP), Hiver 2015, Issue 13, pp145-151
'With or Without You! Migrant Subjects and the Never-ending Tragedy of Liberalism', Salvage Quarterly, Issue 5, October 2017, pp. 161-174. Available online here.
‘Introduction to ‘Britain versus France: How Many Sonderwegs?’ by Ellen Meiksins Wood’, Historical Materialism, Vol. 24, issue 1, 2016, pp3-10
(with Doerthe Rosenow) 'Decolonising International Relations - and beyond' Upstream Newsletter (Issue 3, March 2018), Oxford Brookes University
(with Dr Doerthe Rosenow) 'Decolonising International Relations – some Pedagogical Reflections', TheDisorder of Things, 4 March 2018
‘Uncomfortable Pedagogy: decolonising and diversifying the curriculum in Politics, IR, and Sociology’, GPES Bits and Blogs, 20 June 2017
‘The Past is Dead. Long Live the Past! A Manifesto for (Teaching) Social Change’, E-International Relations, 17 July 2015
‘#BlackLivesMatter: The New Black Liberation Movement’, The Disorder of Things, 13 January 2015
‘Education for sale: Sussex should learn from London Met’, 1 November 2012
(with Luke Cooper), ‘Lectures from a spin doctor: a NATO strategist’s position at a top British university’, 30 June 2011
BAME Staff Action Group, Oxford Brookes University
Member of professional associations BISA and ISA.
Bordering Subjects in an Age of Containment: Migrants and Juridical Forms of Capital Accumulation, BISA Annual Conference, Bath, 13-15 June 2018
Roundtable on 'Decolonising Marx's Capital and concept of Primitive Accumulation', BISA Annual Conference, Bath, 13-15 June 2018
Bordering Subjects in an Age of Containment: Migrants and Juridical Forms of Capital Accumulation, ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 4-7 April 2018
Roundtable on 'Legacy of Ellen Meiksins Wood for IR' (participant and organiser), ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 4-7 April 2018
'Marxism and IR', University of Oxford PPE Society, St Peter's College, 15 November 2017
'Jurisdictional Accumulation: Towards Non-Eurocentric Histories of Early Modern European Empire' Lecture to the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at the University of Kent, 21 November 2017. See report here.
‘The space of biopolitics in the neoliberal university: conduct and counter-conduct’ The Space of Biopolitics workshop, School of Law, Oxford Brookes University, 4 July 2017
(with Louiza Odysseos) ‘Towards Critical Pedagogies of the International? Student Resistance, Self-formation and Other-regardedness in the Neoliberal University’, BISA, Brighton, June 2017
'Uncomfortable Pedagogies: Diversifying and Decolonising the Curriculum in Politics, Sociology and IR' 17 February 2017 Speakers: Claire Vergerio, Mend Mariwani, Micaela Opoku-Mensah, Dalila Da Silva Lopes, 17 February, Oxford Brookes University