Reader of Politics and International Studies
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Chris joined the department in August 2007. Prior to coming to Warwick he has held positions at Keele University and the University of Birmingham. He has also spent several years as a research fellow at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, the Danish Institute for International Studies, as well as being a visiting scholar at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the University of Lapland. He is presently a visiting professor at the University of Oslo as part of a project on Nordic Branding. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of International Relations and Development.
His main research interests are in critical approaches to security, identity politics and geopolitics. Geographically his interests are focused on the Nordic region, Europe, and transatlantic relations (for more information on his research interests please follow the link below). His published work includes International Security: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013); The Struggle for the West: A Divided and Contested Legacy (eds. with Marko Lehti) (Routledge, 2010); Constructivism, Narrative and Foreign Policy Analysis: A Case Study of Finland (Peter Lang, 2008); Remaking Europe in the Margins: Northern Europe after the Enlargements (ed.) (Ashgate, 2005). He has also published in a number of international journals including: Alternatives, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, European Journal of International Relations, European Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, Geopolitics, Journal of International Relations and Development, Nationalities Papers, Political Geography, Problems of Post-Communism and Security Dialogue.