Dr KANDIDA PURNELL

Dr KANDIDA PURNELL
PhD

Teaching Fellow

Overview
Dr KANDIDA PURNELL
Dr KANDIDA PURNELL

Contact Details

Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room F15
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB243QY
+44 (0) 1224 272 735

Biography

Dr Kandida Purnell is a Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations and Research Assosiate working with Dr Natasha Danilova (PI) on the Carnegie funded 'War Commemoration, Military Culture, and Identity Politics in Scotland' project. Kandida has a PhD in International Relations. 

Previous to joining the University of Aberdeen, Kandida gained a BA in Politics with Internaitonal Studies from the University of Surrey and an MA in International Relations from King's College London's Department of War Studies. Before pursuing a PhD Kandida also worked in the European Parliament, for public policy think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and at Non Governmental Organisations campaigning for conflict resoution and aid transparency (OneVoice and Publish What You Fund). 

Kandida's current research foregrounds bodies, body politics, and bodies politic as a means to underline the significance and implications of the particular embodiments of actors in the international system and investigates the role of affect/emotion and feelings in processes of bodily (re)making and movement, politics, and international relations. Having published and written on the 2013-2015 Guantánamo Bay hunger strike, visual body politics of suffering and dead American soldiers since 9/11, and Scottish militarism, identity, and commemeration (forthcoming), Kandida's broad empirical foci are contemporary (post-9/11) American and British politics and international relations and the Global War on Terror (GWoT).

 
Research

Research Interests

Bodies/Embodiment

Body Politics

Bodies Politic

Affect/Emotion and Feelings

Visual politics

(Anti/)Militarism

Terrorism/Counter Terrorism

Global War on Terror

International Relations (IR) Theory

Political Theory

 

 

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Current Teaching:

PI2009: Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations

PI3069: Researching into the 21st Century

PI4071: Dissertation

IR4031: Dissertation

**Office hours: Tuesdays 1500-1600**

Previous Teaching:

- PI1035: Accesss to Social Sciences (2016-2017)

- KL15PG: Access to Political Studies (2015-2016)

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

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

- SO1507: Introductory Sociology II (2017)

- PI2007: Theories of International Relations (2014)

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

- PI2009:  Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations (2015)

- SO2009: Studying Social Life I (2016)

- SO2504: Studying Social Life II (2017)

- PI3066: Political Research in the 21st Century (2105)

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Membership in Professional Associations:

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • European International Studies Association (EISA)

Guest Blogger at Duck of Minerva (2017-2018)

Publications

Publications 

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