Julian is currently in the final year of his PhD at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (thesis working title: "Bush, Obama, Captain America and Other Heavenly Creatures – The Crisis of Security Concepts: Hollywood, Heroism and the Connections Between Popular Culture and Post-‘9/11’ Security Discourses.") supervised by Dr. Trevor McCrisken and Dr. Chris Moran
His research interests are 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: (2020) (Captain) America in crisis: popular digital culture and the negotiation of Americanness, Cambridge Review of International Affairs,
Teaching in 2019/20:
PO379 US Foreign Policy (3rd-year module)
Advice & Feedback Hours (during term time): Monday, 10-12 (in D1.11)