Ms Cerelia Athanassiou
Ms Cerelia Athanassiou
11 Priory Road,
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Thesis Title: De-Militarising Terrorism: (How) Does the Obama Administration Disarticulate the Discourse of the Global War on Terror?
BA English (Bristol)
MSc International Relations (Bristol)
My research focuses on the changing understandings of security and terrorism in the ongoing US counterterrorist effort. I interrogate the current efforts 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).
(forthcoming), '"Gutsy" Decisions and Passive Processes: The Warrior Decision-Maker After the Global War on Terror', International Feminist Journal of Politics: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616742.2012.741428
Some essays I've written:
with 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 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.