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Madeleine Fagan

BA (London), MSc (London), MSc (Aberystwyth), PhD (Aberystwyth)


Contact details

Email: M dot Fagan at Warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel: +44 (0)24765 23720

Office: E1.06 Social Science

Advice and Feedback hours: Monday 3.00-4.00, Tuesday 2.00-3.00

Postal address: PAIS, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Madeleine Fagan is an Assistant Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at at the University of Warwick. Her research explores the politics and ethics of the anthropocene.

Her ESRC-funded PhD thesis explored the implications of prominent critical, interpretive, and non-foundational normative theories for rethinking political action. The monograph based on this research, Ethics and Politics After Poststructuralism: Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, is published with Edinburgh University Press (2013, 2016).

Her current research applies this approach to a focus on the the politics of ethical and normative claims about and representations of the anthropocene, as a lens through which to explore the relationships between temporality, subjectivity, spatial imaginations and political community relied upon in these accounts. Initial outputs from this research appear in the European Journal of International Relations (2016) and the British Journal of Politics and International Relations (2017).

She holds a BA in War Studies from King’s College, London, an MSc in International Relations from The London School of Economics, an MSc in Postcolonial Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

She took up the post of Assistant Professor in PAIS in October 2016. Previously she held a Global Research Fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (2012-2016), and posts in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2011-2012), and the Department of Politics, University of Exeter (2009-2011).

Recent Publications


'Who's afraid of the ecological apocalypse? Climate change and the production of the ethical subject' British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2017.


'Security in the anthropocene: Environment, ecology, escape' European Journal of International Relations, 2016.


Ethics and Politics After Poststructuralism: Levinas, Derrida, Nancy (Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 2016)