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Joseph Haigh


Joseph Haigh is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies. His research is jointly funded by a University of Warwick Chancellor's Scholarship and an Economic and Social Research Council Studentship. He has a BA in Politics and International Studies and an MA in International Security, both from the University of Warwick.


Joseph's research is located at the intersection of Constructivist/Poststructuralist International Relations Theory, Ontological Security Studies, Critical Security Studies and Critical Military Studies.


Vicarious Militarism: Ontological (In)Security and the Politics of Vicarious Subjectivity in British War Commemoration (Provisional Title)

Recent and Upcoming Conference Presentations

  • (2019) ‘Whose remembrance is it anyway? Poppies, securitized subjectivity and micropolitics’, presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association. 12 – 14 June, Royal Society, Carleton House, London
  • (2017) ‘‘Every Man (Re)membered’: Exploring agency and subjectivity in the Royal British Legion’s commemorations of the First World War Centenary’, presented at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 13 – 16 September, Barcelona, Spain, European International Studies Association/Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals
  • (2015) ‘‘Supporting our troops’: Ontological (In)security, British militarism and the case of Fusilier Lee Rigby’, presented at the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 24th September, Sicily, Italy (European International Studies Association/University of Catania).

Scholarships and Awards

  • (2014) ESRC Studentship and Chancellor’s Scholarship, University of Warwick - full scholarship for 3.5 years of doctoral study, worth approximately £60,000.
  • (2013) Ian Fleming Foundation Essay Prize, University of Warwick - awarded for the highest essay mark in the module ‘CIA, Covert Action and US Foreign Policy’.
  • (2012) Wyn Grant Prize, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick - awarded for the best overall performance in the degree of Politics with International Studies.

Email: J dot Haigh at warwick dot ac dot uk

Joseph Haigh