Dr Katharine Wright
Lecturer in International Politics
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- Address: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Dr Katharine A. M. Wright is a Lecturer in International Politics in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.
Prior to joining Newcastle, Katharine held a lectureship at the University of Winchester and teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey. 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. She completed her PhD on NATO’s engagement with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 at the University of Surrey and was awarded the Faculty Postgraduate of the Year Award.
Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals including: JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations and International Affairs. In May 2019, her monograph titled NATO, Gender and the Military: Women Organising from within (and co-authored with Matthew Hurley and Jesus Gil-Ruiz) will be published in the Routledge Studies on Security series. She has also contributed to other outlets including the LSE Impact Blog, Open Democracy and E-International Relations.
Katharine is a Trustee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). She is the co-convener of the British International Studies Association (BISA) Gendering IR Working Group (2018-20) with Dr Hannah Partis-Jennings, and a lead convener of the UACES Research Network 'Gendering EU Studies' (2018-2021). Katharine 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.
At Newcastle, she is a member of the Military, War and Security Research Group, the Gender Research Group and the International Politics research cluster. Katharine is also a member of the Northumbrian Universities Military Education Committee (2018-2021).
She tweets @KAMWright.
International Studies Association (ISA)
British International Studies Association (BISA)
The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
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Dr Katharine A. M. Wright’s primary research concerns NATO, and more recently the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. Katharine’s work explores the intersection of gender and security in institutional settings. A key strand of this research has involved exploring the engagement of international security institutions with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. This research has been published in JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, International Affairs and International Political Science Review. She has also published on NATO’s approach to digital diplomacy in Media, War, and Conflict. Her monograph NATO, Gender and the Military: Women organising from within which takes the long view of NATO's engagement with gender issues (and co-authored with Matthew Hurley and Jesus Gil Ruiz) will be published in May 2019 in the Routledge Studies on Security series. Relatedly, she is interested in approaches to studying international institutions and the gendered nature of the research process itself. Her work on collaborative reflexivity with Matthew Hurley has been published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics.
- European security: NATO, EEAS/CSDP
- Feminist security studies
- Gender and security
- Public/digital diplomacy
- Feminist methodology
Selected research funding:
2018-2019: British International Studies Association Early Career Small Research Grant
2017-2018: Faculty Bid-Preparation Fund, Newcastle University
2014: Universities Global Partnership Network Mobility Awarded
2015: Finalist, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Research, University of Surrey
2015: Faculty Postgraduate Researcher of the Year, University of Surrey
Lead convener, UACES 'Gendering EU Studies' Research Network (2018-2021)
Co-convener, BISA Gendering IR Working Group (2018-2020)
Member, BISA European Security Working Group
I am interested in supervising students working on gender and security, in particular focusing on NATO, EU CSDP, national militaries, foreign policy, and feminist security studies.
If you are interested in supervision by Katharine A. M. Wright, then you can find more information about the PhD programme at Newcastle here.
Dr Katharine A. M. Wright is passionate about learning and teaching. She has taught across a range of Politics and International Relations modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her approach to teaching is grounded in the idea that students should be actively involved in their own learning. Katharine draws extensively on the problem based approach, for example simulations, to enable students to connect theoretical concepts with empirical reality. She has reflected on the value of her teaching philosophy in a piece for Active Learning in Political Science.
Katharine 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 (Module leader)
- POL3046 Dissertation (Module leader)
- POL2113 Sex, Gender and Power (Lecturer)
- POL8098 Dissertation (Supervisor)
- Wright KAM. Gendering European Security. In: Mawdsley, J; Chappell, L; Galbreath, D, ed. Contemporary European Security. 2019. In Press.
- Wright KAM, Hurley M, Gil-Ruiz J. NATO, Gender and the Military: Women Organising from Within. London: Routledge, 2019. In Press.
- Guerrina R, Haastrup T, Wright KAM, Macrae H, Masselot A, Cavaghan R. Does European Union Studies have a gender problem? Experiences from researching Brexit. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2018, 20(2), 252-257.
- Holmes G, Wright KAM, Basu S, Hurley M, Martin de Almagro M, Guerrina R, Chinkin C. Feminist Experiences of ‘Studying up’: Encounters with International Institutions. Millennium: Journal of International Studies 2018. In Press.
- Guerrina R, Chappell L, Wright KAM. Transforming CSDP? Feminist Triangles and Gender Regimes. Journal of Common Market Studies 2018, 56(5), 1036-1052.
- Wright KAM, Hurley M. Navigating Gender, Power and Perceptions when Researching NATO: A Conversation. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2017, 19(3), 390-392.
- 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.
- Wright KAM. Telling NATO’s story of Afghanistan: Gender and the alliance’s digital diplomacy. Media, War and Conflict 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Holland J, Wright KAM. The Double Delegitimisation of Julia Gillard: Gender, the Media and Australian Political Culture. Australian Journal of Politics and History 2017, 63(4), 588-602.
- Guerrina R, Wright KAM. Gendering normative power Europe: lessons of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. International Affairs 2016, 92(2), 293-312.
- 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.
- Usherwood S, Wright KAM. Talking past each other: The Twitter Campaigns. Bournemouth, UK: Bournemouth University, 2016.
- Haastrup T, Wright KAM, Guerrina R. Women in the Brexit Debate: still largely confined to “low politics”. London: London School of Economics, 2016. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/06/17/women-in-the-brexit-debate-still-largely-confined-to-low-politics/.
- 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 Political Science 2014, 49(3), 455-468.