Key contacts: Dr Nisha Kapoor
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Start date: 01.09.2021
End date: 31.08.2024
Dr Nisha Kapoor’s research on racism, citizenship and the security state has been recognised to be of major importance nationally and internationally and she has establish herself both within the academy and as a public intellectual.
With this Leverhulme Prize Fund Dr Kapoor will investigate the multiple ways in which surveillance and security are co-articulated : 1) through state governmentalities which prioritise border control and citizenship regulation for population management; 2) through surveillance capitalism and state-corporate partnerships; 3) through populist discourses and practices which both support and oppose surveillance in the name of security; and 4) through feminist perspectives as offering both critique of authoritarian surveillance measures with their racegendered-classed dimensions and reimagined notions of security which emphasise care, the meeting of primary human needs and the nurturing of healthy human and ecological relationships.