Dr Kyle Grayson
Reader in Security, Politics, and Culture
- 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)
Disciplinary Association Roles
Honorary Secretary and Conference Programme Chair for the British International Studies Association (2017-2020)
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 for Undergraduate Teaching
POL 8044: Critical Geopolitics (Module Leader)
POL 8048: World Politics and Popular Culture (The Politics of Hip-Hop)
political violence, popular culture and world politics, visuality, critical geopolitics
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, critical geopolitics
International Studies Association, UK Political Studies Association, the British Academy, and the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Grayson K, Mawdsley J. Scopic regimes and the visual turn in International Relations: Seeing world politics through the drone. European Journal of International Relations 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- 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. The problem of the viewing subject. Global Discourse 2017, 7(2-3), 327-329.
- 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.