Dr Kyle Grayson
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5836
- Personal Website: https://newcastle.academia.edu/KyleGrayson
Roles and Responsibilities
PGR (PhD) Programme Director
Co-Leader of the International Politics Research Cluster
Ph.D. in Political Science (York University, Canada)
MA in Political Science (York University, Canada)
BAH in Political Studies (Queen's University, Canada)
Co-Editor: POLITICS (SAGE)
Associate Editor: Critical Studies on Security (Routledge)
Book Series Editorships
Popular Culture and World Politics (Routledge)
Teaching Awards and Nominations
2013: Multiple Teaching Excellence Award Nominations for Contribution to Outstanding Feedback; Contribution to Pastoral Support (shortlisted finalist); Postgraduate Taught Supervisor of the Year; and Postgraduate Research Supervisor of the Year.
2012: Learning and Teaching Excellence Award Nomination for Innovative Teaching Methods of the Year
2011-12: University Teaching Learning and Student Experience Innovation Fund Award Undergraduate Teaching
POL 8044: Critical Geopolitics (Module Leader)
POL 8048: World Politics and Popular Culture (Visual Methods, Visual Politics, The Politics of Hip-Hop)
HSS 8007: The Nature of Enquiry and Explanation (Post-structuralism)
political violence, popular culture and world politics, visuality
Current research projects include analyses of the politics of targeted killing, political representations in children's literature (with a specific focus on Paddington Bear), and visual politics more generally.
Recent Research Publications
critical security studies, popular culture, post-structuralism
UK Political Studies Association, the British Academy, and the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Grayson K. Capturing the multiplicities of resilience through popular geopolitics: Aesthetics and homo resilio in Breaking Bad. Political Geography 2017, 57, 24-33.
- Grayson K. Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing: On Drones, Counter-Insurgency, and Violence. Routledge, 2016.
- Grayson K. Drones: Political Economy, Networks, Bodies, Agency. In: Mark B. Salter, ed. Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions. Minneapolis, MI, USA: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
- Grayson K. The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics. In: Federica Caso and Caitlin Hamilton, ed. Pop Culture and World Politics: Theories, Methods, Pedagogies. Bristol: E-International Relations, 2015, pp.160-168.
- Mutimer D, Grayson K, Beier JM. Critical Studies on Security: An Introduction. Critical Studies on Security 2013, 1(1), 1-12.
- Grayson K. How to Read Paddington Bear: Liberalism and the Foreign Subject in A Bear Called Paddington. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 2013, 15(3), 378–393.
- Grayson K. Six Theses on Targeted Killing. Politics 2012, 32(2), 120-128.
- Grayson K. The ambivalence of assassination: Biopolitics, culture, and political violence. Security Dialogue 2012, 43(1), 25-41.
- Grayson K. Biopolitics, Geopolitics, and the Regulation of Club Drugs in Canada. In: Montigny, E.A, ed. The Real Dope: Social, Legal, and Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Drugs in Canada. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2011, pp.264-284.
- Grayson KA. Clandestine Convergence: Human Security, Power, and Canadian Foreign Policy. In: Marshall Beier, J; Wylie, L, ed. Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective. Don Mills Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp.85-98.
- Grayson KA. Dissidence, Richard K. Ashley, and the Politics of Silence. Review of International Studies 2010, 36(4), 1005-1019.
- Grayson KA. Human security, neoliberalism and corporate social responsibility. International Politics 2010, 47(5), 497-522.
- Grayson KA. Human Security: Sovereignty and Disorder. In: Chandler, D; Hynek, N, ed. Critical Perspectives on Human Security Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations. London: Routledge, 2010, pp.172-185.
- Grayson K, Davies M, Philpott S. Pop Goes IR? Researching the Popular Culture-World Politics Continuum. Politics 2009, 29(3), 155-163.
- Grayson KA. Chasing Dragons: Security, Identity, and Illicit Drugs in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.
- Grayson KA. Human security as power-knowledge: The biopolitics of a definitional debate. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 2008, 21(3), 383-401.
- Grayson KA. The persistence of memory: The new surrealism and the 'War on Terror'. In: Dauphinée E; Masters C, ed. The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror: Living, Dying, Surviving. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp.83-108.
- Grayson KA. Promoting responsibility and accountability - Human security and Canadian corporate conduct. International Journal 2006, 61(2), 479-494.
- Grayson KA. A challenge to the power over knowledge of traditional security studies. Security Dialogue 2004, 35(3), 357.
- Grayson KA. Branding 'transformation' in Canadian Foreign Policy: human security. Canadian Foreign Policy 2004, 11(2), 41-68.
- Grayson KA. Discourse and the 'War on Drugs'. In: Beare ME, ed. Critical Reflections on Transnational Organized Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003, pp.145-170.
- Grayson KA. Securitization and the Boomerang Debate: A Rejoinder to Liotta and Smith Windsor. Security Dialogue 2003, 34(3), 337-344.
- Grayson KA. Human security in the global era. In: Drache D, ed. The Market or the Public Domain? : Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power. New York: Routledge, 2001, pp.229-252.