Dr Kandida Purnell

Dr Kandida Purnell

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Kandida Purnell
Dr Kandida Purnell

Contact Details

The University of Aberdeen Room F51, Edward Wright Building, Dunbar Street, University of Aberdeen, AB243QY


Kandida Purnell is an Honorary Research Fellow and former Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. Kandida's research advances International Relations (IR) by interrogating how discourses, practices, and performances of violence, conflict, and security assemble/disassemble and move bodies and how bodies may act in turn to (dis/)assemble violence, conflict, and security regimes. Kandida's first book 'Re-thinking the Body in Global Politics: Bodies, Body Politics, Bodies Politic' will be published by Routledge's Interventions series in 2019.

Kandida has five years undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervisory experience and has taught 18 courses offered by the University of Aberdeen's School of Social Science.


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching Fellow in Politics and IR

    PI5520: Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Course Coordinator 2017-2018)

    PI3567: Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and International Relations (Course Coordinator 2017-2018)

    PI1518: Power and Conflict (Lecturer and Tutor, 2017-2018);

    PI1018: Democracy and Governance (Tutor, 2017-2018);

    PI2009: Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations (Tutor, 2017-2018)

    PI3069: Researching into the 21st Century (Tutor, 2016-2018)

    PI4071: Dissertation (Supervisor/Marker, 2017-2018)

    IR4031: Dissertation (Supervisor/Marker, 2017-2018)

    MScIR: Dissertation (Marker, 2017)

    PI1035: Social Sciences (Course Coordinator, 2016-2017)

    KL15PG: Political Studies (Course Coordinator, 2016-2017)

  • Teaching Assistant, School of Social Science

    PI1013: Introduction to International Relations: History and Concepts (Tutor, 2013, 2014)

    PI1516: Introduction to Political Science: British Politics and the EU (Tutor, 2013)

    SO1507: Introductory Sociology II (Tutor, 2017)

    PI2007: Theories of International Relations (Lecturer and Tutor, 2014)

    PI2005: Democracy: Issues and Controversies (Tutor, 2014, 2015)

    SO2009: Studying Social Life I (Tutor, 2016)

    SO2504: Studying Social Life II (Tutor, 2017)



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