Dr Amanda Chisholm
Lecturer in International Politics
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Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a lecturer in International Politics and a feminist scholar whose contributes to the growing field of critical gender studies on private military and security companies (PMSCs). My research, rooted in feminist global political economy (GPE) and feminist critical security studies, has developed the existing critical security research on privatisation of security by offering ethnographic insights into critical security studies from a postcolonial gender framing thereby incorporating race and colonial histories as two important analytics in understanding the globalization of private security.
I remain motivated by the ways in which race, class and gender intersect and make certain subjectivities possible whilst foreclosing on others. To this end, my future research plans involve examining how global South migrant security labourers negotiate, challenge and resist dominant understandings and representations of themselves in global security. I am committed to researching through intersectionalities of race, class and gender and combining qualitative methodologies.
In October 2016 I was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council Future Leaders Grant. The grant project is called "From Military to Market" and explores the private unarmed security industry and the labour that underpin their operations. I am currently conducting fieldwork in Qatar and Nepal. You can follow my project blog at https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/militarytomarket/. You can also follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/amandachisholm5.
I have recently been awarded an ESRC Future Leaders grant to conduct research on unarmed security and logistic labour chains in Qatar. This research involves 1 year of fieldwork in both Qatar and Nepal working directly with industry leaders, government and nongovernment stakeholders, migrants and the their families.
My research broadly speaks to discussions around private military and security companies (PMSCs), commercialisation of security, critical military studies, feminist international relations (IR), feminist global political economy (GPE), critical security studies, Afghanistan, Gurkhas, post colonialism, labour supply chains
Pol8041 "Thinking About Global Politics"
Pol1032 "Introduction to International Relations"
Pol2078 "Critical Global Politics"
- Chisholm A, Stachowitsch S. Everyday Matters in Global Private Security Supply Chains: A Feminist Global Political Economy Perspective on Gurkhas in Private Security. Globalizations 2016, 13(6), 815-829.
- Chisholm A. Marketing the Gurkha security package: Colonial histories and neoliberal economies of private security. Security Dialogue 2014, 45(4), 349-372.
- Chisholm A. The Silenced and Indispensible: GURKHAS IN PRIVATE MILITARY SECURITY COMPANIES. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2014, 16(1), 26-47.
- Chisholm A. From Warriors of Empire to Martial Contractors: Reimagining Gurkhas in Private Security. In: Eichler, M, ed. Gender and Private Security in Global Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.95-113.
- Chisholm A, Stachowitsch S. Military Markets, Masculinities, and the Global Political Economy of the Everyday: Understanding Military Outsourcing as Gendered and Racialised. In: Duncanson C; Woodward R, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military. London: Palgrave, 2017, pp.371-385.
- Chisholm Amanda. Ethnography in Conflict Zones: The Perils of Researching Private Security Contractors. In: Williams, AJ; Jenkings, KN; Rech, MF; and Woodward, R, ed. The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Research Methods. Ashgate, 2016. In Press.
- Chisholm A. The Culture of Whiteness in Private Security. In: Kinsey C; Berndtsson J, ed. The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.257-269.
- Chisholm Amanda. Postcoloniality and race in global private security markets. In: Leander, Anna; Abrahamsen, Rita, ed. Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.177-186.
- Coward M, Grayson K, Chisholm A, Walton A, Clough E, Feklyunina V. Editorial 2016. Politics 2016, 36(1), 3-4.
- Coward M, Grayson K, Chisholm A, Clough E, Feklyunina V, Walton A. Reflecting On Our Strengths and Strategy. Politics 2016, 36(2), 115-117.
- Davies M, Chisholm A. Neoliberalism, Violence, and the Body: Dollhouse and the Critique of the Neoliberal Subject. International Political Sociology 2018, epub ahead of print.
- Chisholm A, Eichler M. Reproductions of Global Security: Accounting for the Private Security Household. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2018. In Press.
- Chisholm A, Stachowitsch S. (Re)integrating Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Global Political Economy: Continuing the Conversation. Politics and Gender 2017, 13(4), 710-715.
- Chisholm A, Tidy J. Beyond the hegemonic in the study of militaries, masculinities, and war. Critical Military Studies 2017, 3(2), 99-102.
- Chisholm A. Clients, Contractors and the Everyday Masculinities in Global Private Security. Critical Military Studies 2017, 3(2), 120-141.
- Chisholm Amanda. The Myth, The Men and The Markets: Gendered Political Economies of Security. In: Elias, Juanita; Roberts, Adrienne, ed. Handbook on Gender International Political Economy. Palgrave, 2017. Submitted.