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Professor Lisle’s research in critical International Relations and International Political Sociology explores issues of difference, mobility, security, travel, visuality, governmentality, biopolitics, materiality, technology, borders, practice and power. She examines how cultural and visual expressions of global politics (e.g. museum exhibits; photography; tourist brochures) shed light on central geopolitical tensions such as war, mobility and inequality. She is currently examining how mobile humans, security technologies and geopolitical imaginaries come together at global borders, and how those borders fail.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Tourism, Militarism and Everyday Life
  • Migration, Borders and Security
  • Surveillance, Visuality and Technology
  • New Materialism, STS and post-humanism in global politics
  • Media, technology and global politics
  • Creative practice accounts of global politics (esp. film and visual art)
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Journal International Political Sociology

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice



Alumni: where are they now?

Shine Choi

PhD title: Re-imagining North Korea in International Politics

Years of Study: 2008-2012
Country: South Korea
Current position: Lecturer in International Politics, Massey University, New Zealand


"The training and supervision I received completely transformed how I understand and engage with the world. The School gave me the intellectual, professional and financial support I needed and, with their help, I secured an AHRC postdoctoral fellowship to go to Japan. Queen’s is a one-of-a-kind place!"

Laura Mills

PhD title: US Cultural Diplomacy after 9/11

Years of Study: 2008-2014
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland



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