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Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Professor 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: In May 2020, I collaborated with MedAct on a report into psychiatric involvement in UK counter-terrorism policing, specifically focusing on the racialised metrics of suspicion implemented in the 'Vulnerability Support Hubs' project. Previously, I've studied the introduction of Prevent Duty safeguarding in the NHS which the Guardian covered here and here. The Institute of Race Relations have also 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).