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Anna Leander

Anna LEANDER

PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/POLITICAL SCIENCE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTRE ON CONFLICT, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING
Spoken languages
Danish, French, Swedish, English, Italian, German
Areas of expertise
  • Critical security studies
  • Democratic governance
  • Business, enterprises
  • Knowledge, Law and expertise
  • International political sociology
  • Commercial security

PROFILE
 

Anna Leander is Professor of International Relations/Political Science. Since 2013, she has been Professor of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she will continue to teach a few weeks per year. She previously held positions at Central European University in Budapest, the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, the University of Southern Denmark, the Copenhagen Business School, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. Her research is in International Political Sociology. She has worked extensively with practice theoretical approaches and she has a longstanding interest in the commercialisation of military/security matters. She recently published the Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies (2016, edited with Rita Abrahamsen) as well as articles in the European Journal of Social TheoryEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space, the Leiden Journal of International Law and International Studies Perspectives. Her current research focuses on the politics of digital, aesthetic and legal practices.

 

EXPERTISE DETAILS

  • Commercial security: markets, marketing and regulation of commercial security
  • Internet politics: social media, cyber-security, internet governance, politics of images/videos.
  • Politics of expertise:  security and conflict resolution expertise in particular
  • Academic specialization: International political sociology; critical security studies.
     

recent publications

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

Books

Articles

Peer-reviewed book chapters

 

ACTIVITIES

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