Dr Vanessa Pupavac defines a political concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on disaster politics as a political concept.
Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education
Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations
Dr Vanessa Pupavac is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the UN Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and other international organisations. Dr Vanessa Pupavac's research encompasses international human rights, children's rights, linguistic rights, humanitarian and development politics. In recent years she has been examining the international politics of trauma, that is, the influence of Western therapy culture on international aid policy and the rise of international psychosocial programmes. She is also currently examining international language rights and language politics. Her research is underpinned by an interest in contemporary subjectivity and the crisis of meaning in international politics.