Dr Cerelia Athanassiou
Dr Cerelia Athanassiou
11 Priory Road,
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PhD (Bristol, 2013)
MSc International Relations (Bristol, 2007)
BA English (Bristol, 2006)
My research focuses on the changing understandings of security and terrorism in the ongoing US counterterrorist effort. I interrogate the attempts to ‘demilitarise’ the discourse of the war on terror and how these challenge previous aims and presuppositions of a privileged militarised/masculinised ‘security’ (if at all).
Athanassiou, Cerelia and Bury, Jonah (2014). 'On caretakers, rebels and enforcers: The gender politics of Euro 2012'. European Journal of Women's Studies, 21(2), pp. 146-162: http://ejw.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/10/15/1350506813507715.abstract.
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2014), '"Gutsy" Decisions and Passive Processes: The Warrior Decision-Maker After the Global War on Terror', International Feminist Journal of Politics 16(1), pp. 6-25: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616742.2012.741428
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2014), 'Book Review: Women Political Leaders and the Media', European Journal of Women's Studies (forthcoming).
Some essays I've written:
Athanassiou, Cerelia and Jonah Bury (2012), 'Trouble in the Cosmopolitan "Football Familly": The BBC's Misrepresentation of Racism in Poland and Ukraine in the Documentary "Stadiums of Hate"' in Mała Kultura Współczesna, 8 Jun [online journal]: http://malakulturawspolczesna.org/2012/06/08/cerelia-athanassiou-jonah-bury-trouble-in-the-cosmopolitan-football-family-the-bbcs-misrepresentation-of-racism-in-poland-and-ukraine-in-the-documentary-sta/
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2012), 'The De-Militarising Post-GWOT President: (Was This Ever) A Possibility?' in Unrest Magazine, 8 Oct [online journal]: http://www.unrestmag.com/the-de-militarising-post-gwot-president/
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2011), ‘How to Start, Execute and Theorise Your Revolution: A Review of Springtime: The New Student Rebellions, edited by Clare Solomon and Tania Palmieri, Verso, London 2011’ in Mała Kultura Współczesna, 10 Dec [online journal]: http://malakulturawspolczesna.com/2011/12/10/cerelia-how-to-start-execute-and-theorise-your-revolution/
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2011), ‘Politics as No-Man’s-Land’ in Mała Kultura Współczesna, 17 Jan [online journal]: http://malakulturawspolczesna.com/2011/01/17/cerelia-politics-as-no-man%E2%80%99s-land/
Athanassiou, Cerelia (2010), ‘Securitising Suitcases: Some Critical Observations of Security-Driven Politics’ in Mała Kultura Współczesna, 14 Nov [online journal]: http://malakulturawspolczesna.com/2010/11/14/securitising-suitcases-some-critical-observations-of-security-driven-politics/
In 2013/2014 I am teaching:
SPAI10001 Introduction to International Relations
POLI11104 Approaches to the Study of Political Science
POLI21226 Democracy and US Government.
My office hours in TB2: Wednesdays 10-11am, Fridays 10-11am (in room B2, 3 Priory Road).
In 2010/2011 I taught POLI11102 Introduction to World Politics.
Fields of interest
Critical approaches to international security, US foreign policy, post-structuralism, discourse theory, feminist political theory, gender, IR theory, popular culture, art and politics.