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Julian Schmid

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PhD Candidate
Associate Tutor

Julian is currently a PhD Researcher at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (thesis title: "Warning! Contains Spoilers: Reading post-'9/11' US Security Discourses through Superhero Films") supervised by Dr. Trevor McCrisken and Dr. Chris Moran.

Research Interests:
International Relations, Security and Surveillance Studies, US Foreign Policy, War and Militarism, Critical Geopolitics, Popular Culture, Film and Cinema studies, post-Structuralism, Aesthetics, Visuality, and Narrative. Previous research projects and papers have covered issues such as the Geopolitics in TV series and films, Football and Identity, War Films and National Identity, neo-Liberalism and post-Democracy, Superheroes and Security, Hegemonic Masculinity, Postmodernity and Heroism, '9/11', Trauma, and Crisis, Drones and Visuality.

Recent publication
: Schmid, Julian (2020) (Captain) America in crisis: popular digital culture and the negotiation of Americanness, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 33: 5, pp. 690-712, DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2019.1708864

: Schmid, Julian (2019) You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry’. Boris Johnson’s Brexit Diplomacy,

Schmid, Julian (2018) Stan Lee. Heroes for All.

Teaching experience
US Foreign Policy (3rd-year BA, 2017-2020)
Theories of International Relations (2nd-year BA, 2016-2019)
International Security
Nine Ideas in International Security

Guest Lectures:

Critical Approaches to IR (Liverpool John Moores University, MA, 2020)
National Identity and Popular Culture (Liverpool John Moores University, 2020)
Politics of the US (University of Warwick, 2020)
United States Foreign Policy (University of Warwick, 2019)
Critical Approaches to IR (Liverpool John Moores University, MA, 2019)
Theories of International Relations (University of Warwick, 2018)
Introduction to Qualitative Methods (University of Warwick, 2018)
Global Economy and World Politics (Virginia Tech, 2018)