Dr. Ekaterina Rozanova
Dr. Ekaterina Rozanova is a Lecturer (fractional) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Ekaterina joined the department in 2014 and teaches in the field of international relations. Her research focuses on soft power, international security, and the politicization of culture. She is interested in understanding the resources of soft power.
In particular, she explores the strategic employment of cultural as a resource for soft power. The research is framed within the strategic perspective of realism and considers both domestic and external security concerns.
It has an interdisciplinary nature crossing over into political communications, cultural policy and diplomacy, and the study of the creative and cultural industries. This interdisciplinary research interest arose out of her academic background in international security and art history. Additional research deals with masculinities and conflict; ir/religion and Islam.
PhD in Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London; 2021
PGCert The Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Goldsmiths; 2016
MSc International Security and Global Governance, Birkbeck College, University of London; 2012
M.Phil Art History, Institute of Cultural Science, University of Vienna, Austria; 2009
Department of Politics and International Relations: (past and present) World Politics; Global Governance and World Order; Security Studies; US Politics and Foreign Policy; Contemporary International Relations Theory
Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies: (past and present) Structures of Contemporary Political Communications
TaLIC: (past and present) Academic Practice module; PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Recent Conference Papers
“Irreligion – the loss of foundations” – Overcoming the Contemporary Impasse; Goldsmiths College; 2018 [Conference co-organizer]
“Soft Power in International Relations: Cultural programs as a soft power resource for the European Union” Graduate Festival, Goldsmiths College; 2016 [Conference co-organizer]
“Human Security for Men.” Postgraduate Conference on Masculinities, Violence and (Post-) Conflict. Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland; 2015
“Human Security for Men.” Peace, Conflict, and Development. School of Social and International Studies. Post-Graduate Conference 2014. University of Bradford; 2014
“Muslim: Sacred or Secular? Issues of Policy Making Surrounding Islam and Muslim Migrants in the EU.” 1St Symposium on Sacred and Secular: Politics, Policy and Practice. Goldsmiths College; 2014
Dr Carla Ibled
Carla is an associate lecturer in the Department for Politics & International Relations, where she finished her PhD in 2021.
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Carla is an associate lecturer in the Department for Politics & International Relations, where she finished her PhD in 2021. Her research interests emerge from a critical engagement with contemporary discourses of neoliberalism, with a particular focus on the subjectivising, psychic and embodied effects of these discourses. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from psychoanalysis (particularly the work of Jacques Lacan and his interlocutors), cultural studies, critical theory and the emergent field of psycho-social studies.
Carla is a member of the PERC Network and an editorial coordinator of the PERC Blog
Her thesis was an examination of contemporary discourses of neoliberalism, focusing on the psychic undercurrents and subterranean desires of purportedly economistic texts. This excavation is done via the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan and the work of contemporary social theorists who draw on Lacan’s concepts. Through a series of critical readings of key neoliberal texts – the economic theories of Milton Friedman, Gary Becker and Friedrich Hayek, but also autobiographical writing by entrepreneurs and social critics – she argues that what is at stake in the neoliberal project is not just a reformation of social and economic forms but a violent rearticulation of the subject and the self.
- PhD in Politics - Goldsmiths, University of London (2013-2021)
- MA in Social and Political Thought – University of Sussex, 2011
- BA in History – Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2010
Critical neoliberal studies, psychoanalysis and politics (Lacan, Freud, Kristeva), poststructuralism, cultural studies, political philosophy and economic history
Carla teaches on the following Undergraduate Modules:
- Colonialism, Race and Power
- Global Governance and World Order
- Modern Political Thought
Ibled, Carla. 2021. The Last Neoliberal: Macron and the Origins of France’s Political Crisis by Bruno Amable and Stefano Palombarini, Antipode. URL: https://antipodeonline.org/2021/06/29/the-last-neoliberal/
Ibled, Carla. 2019. “Macron and the imaginary of a ‘start-up nation’”, PERCBlog (Political Economy Research Centre). URL: http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/macron-and-the-imaginary-of-a-start-up-nation/
Ibled, Carla. 2018. “The ‘Fear Index.’”, in: UCL Urban Laboratory, Counterspeculations, Episode 7. URL: https://soundcloud.com/uclurbanlab/counterspeculations-7-carla-ibled.
Ibled, Carla. 2018. “The ‘Fear Index’ - The autonomization of the social imaginary of finance”, Public Seminar. URL: http://www.publicseminar.org/2018/06/the-fear-index/
“‘Founder as Victim, Founder as God’: the two bodies of the iconic entrepreneur” – ‘Psychosocial Bodies’, Association for Psychosocial Studies annual conference, 2021
"Addicted mothers as abject outsiders: the reconstitution of a neoliberal ethic of the self in Darren McGarvey's Poverty Safari (2017) and J.D. Vance Hillbilly Elegy (2016)" – ‘Outsiders’, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference, 2019
“‘Founder as Victim, Founder as God’ (Peter Thiel): a psychoanalytical perspective on the neoliberal imaginary of entrepreneurship” - Goldsmiths Politics & International Relations PhD conference, 2018
“The 'fear index': the autonomisation of the social imaginary of finance” - Navigating Finance and the Imagination: Walking with Castoriadis in the City of London, UCL Urban Lab/ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) Lakehead University, 2018
Jessica joined the department in 2017 after working with the Tungsten Centre of Intelligent Data Analytics.
Her primary research interests lie at the nexus of discourse analysis and technology (specifically platform research) which is the focus of her recently completed thesis entitled “Let’s address the youth: A digital approach to analysing online discourse on youth extremism”.
Here, Jessica repurposed digital objects such as the hashtag and the retweet found on Twitter for social enquiry and investigated how youth extremism was discussed on platforms and websites alike.
Jessica is also interested in the politicization, weaponization and origins of terrorism, as well as indoctrination diffusion and terrorism as a communicative art. Branching out from this subject matter, Jessica's research expanded across the disciplines of Media Studies, Communication and Sociology through her exploration of evolving media, labelling theory and the self-fulfilling prophecy.
Jessica is hugely interested in more abstract topics commonly studied in International Relations such as Constructivism (International Relations Theory). Specifically, how intersubjectivity and ideational power inform state relations, the process of annexation, and phenomena deemed as national and international threats.
- Rough Politics
- Decolonising Politics
- World Politics
- Colonialism, Power and Resistance
- BA Philosophy – University of Hull 2013
- MA International Relations- Nottingham Trent University 2014
- MRES Interdisciplinary Studies- University of Warwick 2020