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Silvester Schlebrügge

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PhD Candidate (Teaching)

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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies (2021-2025) and a recipient of the PAIS studentship. I hold an MSc in International Relations Theory (LSE), an MA in Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck), and a BA in International Relations and Anthropology (Sussex). My project is supervised by Nick Vaughan-Williams (PAIS) and John Solomos (Sociology).


My research is concerned with the role of aesthetics in the construction of violent and racialised border regimes. More specifically, I interrogate the co-constitutive nature of national borders, racialised ontologies, and representational regimes. My empirical focus here lies on the British sea-border and the so-called ‘Channel migrant crisis’, which has functioned as a spectacular and symbolic site for the manifestation and contestation of identity and security.