Dr Columba Peoples
Dr Columba Peoples
Research Fellow in Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Senior Lecturer in International Relations
M.01, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 33 11075
Lecturer at Swansea University (2006-2008); Lecturer at the University of Bristol (2008-)
My primary research interests are in Critical Security Studies, Critical Theory, and technology and international relations. Within this I focus in particular on how narratives of technological development are employed within the issue areas of nuclear security, ballistic missile defence and space security, and I am currently in the process of developing a broader research project on 'Nuclear Security: Science, Technology and Sustainability'.
My teaching expertise encompasses the study of world politics, international theory, and security. I am particularly interested in getting students to think critically about the way we conceptualize key issues related to these areas, and the practical and theoretical implications that follow.
I am not teaching in the academic year 2012-2013 as I am currently on a University Research Fellowship.
- Peoples, C 2010, Justifying Ballistic Missile Defence: Technology, Security and Culture. Cambridge University Press
- Peoples, C 2011, Security after emancipation? Critical Theory, violence and resistance. Review of International Studies, vol 37., pp. 1113 - 1135
- Peoples, C 2011, The Securitization of Outer Space: Challenges for Arms Control. Contemporary Security Policy, vol 32., pp. 76 - 98
- Peoples, C & Vaughan-Williams, N 2010, Critical Security Studies: An Introduction. Routledge
- Peoples, C 2008, Assuming the Inevitable? Overcoming the Inevitability of Outer Space Weaponization and Conflict. Contemporary Security Policy, vol 29 (3)., pp. 502 - 520
Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system