Dr Katharine Wright
Lecturer in International Politics
Dr Katharine A. M. Wright is a Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics.
After completing her PhD in International Politics at the University of Surrey, where she was awarded the Faculty Postgraduate of the Year, Katharine went on to hold positions at the University of Surrey and University of Winchester. This included working on an ESRC-funded 'UK in a Changing Europe' project to examine the use of social media in the EU referendum campaigns.
Katharine is the incoming co-convenor of the British International Studies Association Gendering IR Working Group (2018-20) with Dr Hannah Partis-Jennings. She was Chair of the BISA Postgraduate Network in 2015-16, and served as Graduate Representative for the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association in 2016.
Dr Wright's research centres broadly around gender and security in institutional settings, including NATO and the EU. She also has an interest in the use of digital spaces. Her work has been published in a number of scholarly journals including, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, International Political Science Review and International Affairs. In addition to other outlets such as Open Democracy, and the LSE Impact blog.
- European security: NATO, EEAS/CSDP
- Feminist security studies
- Gender and security
- Public/digital diplomacy
Katharine has taught across a range of Politics and International Relations modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has a PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCAP) with distinction.
- POL2110 Security Studies
- POL3046 Dissertation
- Wright KAM. Telling NATO’s story of Afghanistan: Gender and the alliance’s digital diplomacy. Media, War and Conflict 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Wright KAM, Hurley M. Navigating Gender, Power and Perceptions when Researching NATO: A Conversation. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Usherwood S, Wright KAM. Sticks and stones: Comparing Twitter campaigning strategies in the European Union referendum. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 2017, 19(2), 371-388.
- Usherwood S, Wright KAM. The Twitter Campaigns. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University, 2016.
- Wright KAM. The absence of Women, Peace and Security from the NATO Brussels Summit 2017 is a welcome omission. 2017. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2017/05/22/the-absence-of-women-peace-and-security-from-the-nato-brussels-summit-2017-is-a-welcome-omission/.
- Wright KAM. NATO’s Adoption of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Making the Agenda a Reality. International Political Science Review 2016, 37(3), 350-361.
- Guerrina R, Wright KAM. Gendering normative power Europe: lessons of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. International Affairs 2016, 92(2), 293-312.
- Guerrina R, Haastrup T, Wright KAM. Is it really that difficult to find women to talk about the EU Referendum?. LSE, 2016. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/05/19/is-it-really-that-difficult-to-find-women-to-talk-about-the-eu/.
- Haastrup T, Wright KAM, Guerrina R. Women in the Brexit Debate: still largely confined to “low politics”. 2016. Available at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/73100/.
- Wright KAM. Book review: Gender integration in NATO military forces: cross-national analysis. European Security 2015, 24(4), 617-620.
- Wright KAM, Holland J. Leadership and the media: Gendered framings of Julia Gillard's ‘sexism and misogyny’ speech. Australian Journal of Politics Science 2014, 49(3), 455-468.
- Holland J, Wright KAM. The double delegitimisation of Julia Gillard: Gender, the media and Australian political culture. Australian Journal of Political Science 2017. In Press.