I am a doctoral researcher and associate tutor in the Politics and International Studies (PaIS) department, and an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS). My research focuses on the discursive construction of ‘terrorism’. It is theoretically inspired by the securitization theory (Copenhagen School) and the narrative turn in International Relations, and it conceptually integrates mainstream definitional constructions of ‘terrorism’. The thesis analyses the process of terroristization of violence in the region of Xinjiang by the Chinese state. It examines the extent to which violent events echo general understandings of ‘terrorism’, the linguistic patterns deployed by the Chinese authorities to characterize the events, and the wider political implications of the way violence is interpreted and represented discursively.
During the academic year 2019/2020, I will be a guest lecturer for the module PO381 Critical Security Studies.
Email: P dot A dot Rodriguez-Merino at warwick dot ac dot uk
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