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Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Reader in Politics and International Studies;

PhD in International Politics (Aberystwyth, 2012); MscEcon Political Theory (Cardiff, 2008); BA Politics and Philosophy (Cardiff, 2005)

Email: c.heath-kelly@warwick.ac.uk
Room: E1.16

Advice and feedback hours: by appointment only (email me).

Profile

I am currently leading a large study of counter-radicalisation practices in Europe, exploring how states (and municipalities) implement counter-terrorism through their social policies. For more information, please see our project website.

My research also focuses on:

  • Terrorism Memorials and Collective Memory. The British International Studies Association filmed a roundtable discussion of the 'Curating Conflict' project here, and interviewed me about Spanish terrorism victims associations and commemoration here.
  • UK Counter-Radicalisation Policy: The Guardian's coverage of my research into Prevent Duty Safeguarding in the NHS is here and here. The Institute of Race Relations covered my findings here.
  • Counterterrorism in the UK & USA: Ted-X Warwick talk on 'The Motivations for Terrorism'

Publications

Single Authored Books

Journal Articles

Edited Books, Forums and Special Issues

  • (2018) Critical Terrorism Studies at Ten: Contributions, Cases and Future Challenges, edited by Richard Jackson, Harmonie Toros, Lee Jarvis and Charlotte Heath-Kelly (Abingdon: Routledge).
  • (2017) ‘Death and Security: A Forum’, Critical Studies on Security, 5(2), pp.216-35.
  • (2017) '10 Years of Critical Terrorism Studies’, special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism edited by Richard Jackson, Harmonie Toros, Charlotte Heath-Kelly, and Lee Jarvis, 10(2).
  • (2015) Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements, edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis and Chris Baker-Beall (Abingdon: Taylor and Francis). See review in Global Policy journal here.
  • (2015) ‘Neoliberalism and/as Terror’, special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism, edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis and Chris Baker-Beall, 8(1).
  • (2014) Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives, edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis and Chris Baker-Beall (Abingdon: Routledge). See review in Journal of Social Science Education here.
  • (2014) ‘Critical Terrorism Studies: Practice, Limits, Experience’, special issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism, edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis and Chris Baker-Beall, 7(1).

Book Chapters

  • ‘Staging Memorialisation: Performing the War on Terror and Resilient Nationalism’ in The Oxford Handbook of Performance and Politics, edited by Shirin Rai, M Gluhovic, S Jestrovic & M Saward (Oxford University Press, 2020).
  • ‘Forgetting ISIS: Enmity, Drive and Repetition in Security Discourse’ in Who’s Afraid of ISIS?, edited by Daniel Monk (Taylor & Francis, 2019) pp.85-99.
  • 'Sacred Rituals of the Security State: Reclaiming Bodies and Making Relics from Ground Zero' in The Materiality of Mourning, edited by Ruth Toulson and Zahra Newby (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019), pp.205-21.
  • ‘Critical Approaches’ in Oxford Handbook on Terrorism, edited by Erica Chenoweth, Andreas Gofas, Richard English and Stathis Kalyvas (Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • ‘Seeing Radicalisation? The Pedagogy of the Prevent Strategy’ in Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations, edited by Jenny Edkins (Abingdon, Routledge, 2019), pp.161-75. Co-authored with Erzsebet Strausz.
  • 'Is Counter-radicalization an Effective Counterterrorist Tool?: NO' in Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, 2nd Edition, edited by Richard Jackson & Daniela Pisoiu (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018).
  • ‘Resilience and Disaster Sites: The Disastrous Temporality of the ‘Recovery-to-Come’’, Chapter 24 in The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience: Policies, Theories and Practices, edited by Jon Coaffee and David Chandler (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).
  • ‘Poststructuralism and Constructivism’ in The Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies, edited by Richard Jackson (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).
  • ‘Collective Memory and Terrorism’ in The Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies, edited by Richard Jackson (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).
  • ‘The Foundational Masquerade: Security as Sociology of Death’ in Masquerades of War, edited by Christine Sylvester (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).
  • ‘Talking about Revolution: Ex-militant Testimony and Conditions of Tell-ability’ in Critical Methods in Terrorist Studies, edited by Priya Dixit and Jacob Stump (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).
  • ‘Counter-terrorism: The Ends of a Secular Ministry’ in Critical Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism, edited by Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014), pp.41-55.
  • ‘Introduction: Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives’, co-authored with Christopher Baker-Beall & Lee Jarvis, in Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives, edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Christopher Baker-Beall & Lee Jarvis (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014).

Book Reviews, Op-Eds & Media articles

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Grants

2020 - 2025: Primary Investigator on 'Neoliberal Terror: The Radicalisation of Social Policy in Europe' (European Research Council, 1.5 million Euros)

2018 - 2019: Co-Investigator on 'Counterterrorism Curricula in English Schools: Positive and Negative Peace in the War on Terror' (Max Batley Seedcorn Funding, University of Sheffield, £3,900)

2017 - 2018: Principal Investigator on 'Counterterrorism in the NHS: Evaluating Prevent Duty Safeguarding by Midlands Healthcare Providers' (Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Humanities and Social Sciences, £43, 570).

2016 - 2019: Principal Investigator on 'Resilience at the Bombsite: Reconstructing Post-Terrorist Space' (ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, £135,486).

2015: Principal Investigator on 'The Political Life of Rubble: Bombsite Relics and Cosmopolitan Identity' (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow Award, £82,560)

2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (£82,276).

2012 - 2014: Principal Investigator on 'Securing through the Failure to Secure: Reclaiming Post-Terrorist Space' (British Academy Small Grant, £5,200).