Dr Chris Rossdale

Dr Chris Rossdale

Dr Chris Rossdale

2.1, 3 Priory Raod,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 3310606

Personal profile

I joined SPAIS as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in 2019. 



This year I am teaching:

Contemporary International Relations (UG Second Year, Term 1)

Global Civil Society (PG, Term 2)

Conflict, Security and Development (PG, Term 2)

Fields of interest

Social movements, resistance, militarism, race and racism, postcolonialism, queer theory, poststructuralism, feminist theory, anarchism

Key publications

  1. Rossdale, C, 2019, ‘Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion’. Edinburgh University Press
  2. Rossdale, C, 2015, ‘Enclosing Critique: The Limits of Ontological Security’. International Political Sociology, vol 9., pp. 369-386
  3. Rossdale, C & Stierl, M, 2016, ‘Everything Is Dangerous: Conduct and Counter-Conduct in the Occupy Movement’. Global Society, vol 30., pp. 157-178
  4. Rossdale, C, 2014, ‘Dancing Ourselves to Death: The Subject of Emma Goldman's Nietzschean Anarchism’. Globalizations, vol 12., pp. 116-133
  5. Rossdale, C, 2010, ‘Anarchy is What Anarchists Make of it: Reclaiming the Concept of Agency in IR and Security Studies’. Millennium, vol 39., pp. 483-501

Latest publications

  1. Rossdale, C, 2019, ‘Anarchism and Critical Security Studies’. in: Carl Levy, Saul Newman (eds) The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge, pp. 62-80
  2. Rossdale, C, 2019, ‘The Radical Politics of Anti-Militarism’. in: Uri Gordon, Ruth Kinna (eds) Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics. Routledge, pp. 67-81
  3. Rossdale, C, 2017, ‘Encounters at the gate’. Critical Military Studies, vol 3., pp. 287-291
  4. Rossdale, C, 2016, ‘Activism, Resistance and Security’. in: Anthony Burke, Jonna Nyman (eds) Ethical Security Studies: A New Research Agenda.
  5. Rossdale, C, 2016, ‘Occupying Subjectivity: Being and Becoming Radical in the 21st Century’.

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