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I am a senior lecturer in International Relations and Politics and the Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise at the School of Law and Social Sciences.

I obtained my PhD from the University of St Andrews on 'the securitisation of Islam in the United States' and have published a number of articles and a book on this topic.

My research and teaching interests are situated broadly in Critical Security Studies. I would be interested to supervise PhD research on:

- The War on Terror, securitisation of Islam

- Emotions, race and gender in global politics

- Gender and foreign policy, Feminist Foreign Policy

My current research is about the concept and practice of 'feminist foreign policy' and in particular, the French version of this framework, 'French feminist diplomacy'. I am interested, from a gender/feminist perspective, in challenging the 'levels of analysis' in IR and bring forward the domestic/local context (French gender politics) when analysing French feminist diplomacy.

I am currently co-editing a book on 'Feminist policymaking in Turbulent Times', a critical study of various gender-sensitive projects around the world in three areas of policy (economy, security and foreign policy), with Hannah Partis-Jennings, which is a collaboration with policy-makers, activists and INGOs. This will be published with Routledge at the end of 2023.

I am also interested in the emotion and visual Turns in international relations, in particular the affective and visual responses of solidarity to victims of terrorism such as ‘Je suis Charlie’, ‘Peace’ and ‘I heart MCR’. I have published an article on this in the Journal of International Political Theory.

My previous work was situated in Critical Security Studies, in particular the Copenhagen School's Securitisation Theory. I have published a book on the 'securitisation of Islam post-9/11' in which I explore how elite speakers like the President of the United States, the police and the intelligence community in the US construct (linguistically) the threat of terrorism and revert to covert forms of racism to securitise minorities. This book was nominated for the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize. I have also published a number of articles on the notion of 'remote securitisation' and the use of euphemisms and technostrategic language by the intelligence community.

Courses taught

Politics (Black Studies) - BA (Hons)

Politics (Social Policy) - BA (Hons)

Politics (Sustainability) - BA (Hons)

Politics and International Relations - BA (Hons)

International Relations (Black Studies) 2022/23

International Relations (Social Policy) 2022/23

International Relations (Sustainability) 2022/23

Social Sciences - PhD / MRes

Phd International Relations

University of St Andrews

2011
2015
Senior Lecturer (International Relations)

LSBU

2017
Teaching fellow (International Relations)

Royal Holloway University of London

2016
2017
Teaching Fellow (International Relations)
Royal Holloway

Module convenor:

• US Foreign policy (Level 6)

• Defence in the Post-Cold War World (Level 6)

• Understanding Defence (Level 7)

• Non-State Violence as a Challenge to Security (Level 7)

2016
2017
Education
Research Associate
University of Cambridge (POLIS)

I contributed to the 2015 ESRC Impact Grant on “Media, Faith and Security: protecting freedom of expression in religious contexts” with the University of Cambridge and in partnership with the Woolf Institute and the Centre of Islamic Studies. The grant permitted to organise a workshop at the House of Lords on 28 January 2016, and a policy brief with 10 action points was endorsed by the Home Office and utilised in the Government’s 2018 Counter-terrorism strategy PI, ESRC Impact Grant: Dr Roxanne Farmanfarmaian.

2015
Education
Editorial assistant
British Journal of Politics and International Relations

Provide academic, secretarial and administrative support for the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, hosted at the University of Edinburgh and working closely with the editors of the journal.

2015
Education
Commissioning editor
E-International Relations

Seek out academics, practitioners and activists, to write articles on various topics for the journal and act as their first editor before the publication of their article.

2013
2015
Education
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
BA Visiting FellowshipBA Visiting FellowshipPrincipal InvestigatorBritish Academy OPEN In preparationOct 2022
British International Studies Association
2012
International Studies Association
2012

Co-edited a Special Issue with Naomi Head and Amanda Beattie on "Interrogating the everyday politics of emotions in politics and IR"

Guest editor
2019

Guest editor with Michelle Bentley and Ursula Hackett of a Special Intervention on Trump's 100 days: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21624887.2017.1355153

Guest editor
2015

Guest editor with Alister Wedderburn (University of Glasgow) of a Symposium on 'Constructing and Contesting Victimhood in Global Politics'. This is forthcoming in 2022.

Guest editor
2022
Derby University
External examiner

I am the External Examiner of the BA Diplomacy and International Relations degree.

International Security, IPE, Politics of the Middle East, Global Watch, Research Methods, Vocational module, Final year Dissertation

September 2019

Introduction: Constructing and Contesting Victimhood in Global Politics
Eroukhmanoff, C. and Wedderburn, A. (2022). Introduction: Constructing and Contesting Victimhood in Global Politics. Polity. https://doi.org/10.1086/721562

The securitisation of Islam: covert racism and affect in the US post-9/11
Eroukhmanoff, C (2019). The securitisation of Islam: covert racism and affect in the US post-9/11. Manchester Manchester University Press.

Responding to terrorism with peace, love and solidarity: ‘Je suis Charlie’, ‘Peace’ and ‘I Heart MCR’
Eroukhmanoff, C (2019). Responding to terrorism with peace, love and solidarity: ‘Je suis Charlie’, ‘Peace’ and ‘I Heart MCR’. Journal of International Political Theory. 15 (2), pp. 167-187. https://doi.org/10.1177/1755088219829884

Introduction: Interrogating the ‘everyday’ politics of emotions in international relations
Beattie, AR, Eroukhmanoff, C and Head, N (2019). Introduction: Interrogating the ‘everyday’ politics of emotions in international relations. Journal of International Political Theory. 15 (2), pp. 136-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/1755088219830428

‘It’s not a Muslim ban!’ Indirect speech acts and the securitisation of Islam in the United States post-9/11
Eroukhmanoff, C (2018). ‘It’s not a Muslim ban!’ Indirect speech acts and the securitisation of Islam in the United States post-9/11. Global Discourse / Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought. 8 (1), pp. 5-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2018.1439873

Securing diplomacy in the war on terrorism: a critical perspective
Eroukhmanoff, C (2018). Securing diplomacy in the war on terrorism: a critical perspective. in: Cusumano, E and Kinsey, C (ed.) Diplomatic Security Stanford Stanford University Press.

Securitisation Theory
Eroukhmanoff, C (2017). Securitisation Theory. in: Stephen McGlinchey, SM, Rosie Walters, RW and Christian Scheinpflug, CS (ed.) International Relations Theory Bristol E-International Relations Publishing.

Emotions and Time: Approaching Emotions through a Fusion of Horizons
Eroukhmanoff, C and Teles Fazendeiro, BTF (2017). Emotions and Time: Approaching Emotions through a Fusion of Horizons. in: Sangar, ES and Clement, MC (ed.) Researching emotions in International Relations: Methodological perspectives for a new paradigm Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 255-276

A Feminist Reading of Foreign Policy under Trump: Mother of All Bombs, Wall, and the “Locker Room Banter”
Eroukhmanoff, C (2017). A Feminist Reading of Foreign Policy under Trump: Mother of All Bombs, Wall, and the “Locker Room Banter”. Critical Studies on Security. 5 (3). https://doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2017.1355156

100 Days of Trump: Security and Foreign Policy Implications
Bentley, M, Eroukhmanoff, C and Hackett, U (2017). 100 Days of Trump: Security and Foreign Policy Implications. Critical Studies on Security. 5 (3), pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2017.1355153

The remote securitisation of Islam in the US post-9/11: euphemisation, metaphors and the “logic of expected consequences” in counter-radicalisation discourse
Eroukhmanoff, C (2015). The remote securitisation of Islam in the US post-9/11: euphemisation, metaphors and the “logic of expected consequences” in counter-radicalisation discourse. Critical Studies on Terrorism. 8 (2), pp. 246-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2015.1053747

A Critical Contribution to the “Security-Religion” Nexus: Going Beyond the Analytical
Eroukhmanoff, C (2016). A Critical Contribution to the “Security-Religion” Nexus: Going Beyond the Analytical. International Studies Review. 18 (2), pp. 366-378. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viw008

Reflections on the Posthuman in International Relations: The Anthropocene, Security and Ecology
Eroukhmanoff, C and Harker, M (ed.) (2017). Reflections on the Posthuman in International Relations: The Anthropocene, Security and Ecology. E-International Relations.

Scholars’ agency in securitisation: a leap forward
Eroukhmanoff, C (2015). Scholars’ agency in securitisation: a leap forward. The Duck of Minerva [blog].