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Working Group Conveners:

Bryan Mabee is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in international historical and political sociology (especially in relation to war and military power), US foreign policy, and critical security studies. He has published two books, both of which draw on Michael Mann’s state theory and power analysis: The Globalization of Security: State Power, Security Provision and Legitimacy and Understanding American Power.

Kamran Matin is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex, where he teaches international theory and modern history of the Middle East. His research explores intellectual potentials of cross-fertilization between international theory and historical materialism through a critical deployment of Leon Trotsky’s idea of ‘uneven and combined development’. He is the author of Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change (Routledge, 2013), and of ‘Redeeming the Universal: Postcolonialism and the Inner-Life of Eurocentrism’ in the European Journal of International Relations (2013). Kamran is also a management committee member at Sussex’s Centre for Advanced International Theory.


Yavuz Tuyloglu is a DPhil student and an Associate Tutor in International Relations at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on the emergence and development of Iranian and Turkish nationalisms.


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