Dr Jamie M. Johnson

Contact details

  • Office: Attenborough Tower 906
  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2657
  • Email: jmj14@le.ac.uk
  • Feedback and Support Times (Semester 2, 2020-21): By appointment only
  • Dissertation Hour (Semester 2, 2020-21): By appointment only

Personal details

Dr Jamie M. Johnson joined the school as a Lecturer in Security, Conflict and International Development in August 2017. He had previously held positions at the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield.

Jamie completed his undergraduate (Economics and Politics) and postgraduate (International Politics) degrees in the Department of Politics, University of Manchester. He remained in Manchester for his funded doctoral research on the politics and ethics of violence in Afghanistan, which was supervised by Professor Maja Zehfuss and Professor Peter Lawler.

Jamie’s primary research areas are in war and security studies. Specifically, he is interested in the ethics of war, exploring how western societies normalise and legitimise armed conflict. More recently, Jamie has focused on political scandals. Specifically, he is interested in how scandals reveal and reconfigure relations of power in contemporary global politics. He is a member of the Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) and Global Ethics and Political Theory (GEPT) research clusters.

Jamie is an Associate Editor of Critical Military Studies, a leading interdisciplinary journal on the study of military power. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jamie is currently the Director of Student Experience within the School.

Research interests

  • Political scandals in global politics
  • The ethics of war and the legitimation of political violence
  • Post-structural, post-colonial and feminist approaches to International Relations

Publications

Johnson, JM. (2017) ‘Beyond a politics of recrimination: Ethics, scandal and the rehabilitation of violence’European Journal of International Relations, 23(3): 703-726.

Teaching

I primarily teach on issues of conflict, violence and security, as well as International Relations more broadly.

I convene the following modules:

  • PL1022 Key Concepts in International Relations
  • PL3145 Gender, Race and War
  • PL7598 Critical War Studies (IRDL)
  • PL7599 Contemporary Conflict Analysis (IRDL)

I am also involved in the teaching on the following modules:

  • SS7200 Research Philosophy

I have been recognised for my teaching through the following awards:

  • Best Lecturer, Leicester Students' Union, Superstar Awards 2021 (nomination)
  • Student Experience Champion, University of Leicester, Citizens' Awards 2021 (nomination)
  • Best Postgraduate Teacher, University of Manchester, Manchester Teaching Awards 2013 (nomination)

Recent invited papers and keynote lectures

(2020) 'The Case for Scandalogy in International Relations: (Dis)ordering Entanglements Through Mystery, Secrecy and Ignorance' (with Dr Victoria Basham, Cardiff University and Dr Owen Thomas, University of Exeter) at the Millennium Conference, online.

(2019) 'The Case for Scandalogy in International Relations'. Paper presented (with Dr Victoria Basham, Cardiff University) at the European Workshops in International Studies, Krakow.

(2019) 'War and the Politics of Outrage'. Paper presented at De Montford University.

(2018) 'War and the Politics of Outrage'. Paper presented at Manchester Metropolitan University.

(2018) 'Beyond a Politics of Recrimination: Scandal, Ethics and the Rehabilitation of Violence'. Paper presented at the European Workshops in International Studies conference, Groningen.

(2018) 'Humanity, Temporality and the Liberal Way of War'. Paper presented at the British International Studies Association (BISA) conference, Bath.

(2017) 'Beyond Biopolitics? Contesting the Life and Times of Liberal War'. Paper presented at the Politics of Life and Death conference, University of Manchester.

(2017) 'Beyond Biopolitics? Contesting the Life and Times of Liberal War'. Paper presented at the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference, Barcelona.

(2017) 'War and the Politics of Outrage'. Paper presented at the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference, Barcelona.

(2017) 'Misery Metrics: Humanitarian Knowledge and the Production of Spaces in Crisis'. Paper presented at a special workshop held by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester.

(2017) ‘The Courage of Truth-Telling and the Politics of Wartime Scandals’. Paper presented at the British International Studies Association (BISA) conference, Brighton.

(2016) ‘The Success of Failure: The Politics of Wartime Scandals’. Paper presented to the Critical Global Politics cluster, University of Manchester.

(2015) ‘Lest We Forget… What?: A Reflection on the Politics of the Poppy Appeal’. Paper presented at a special workshop held by the Critical Global Politics, University of Manchester.

(2015) ‘The “Cultural-Turn” in the U.S. Way of War: Human, Humane, Humanitarian’. Paper presented as part of the ‘Crises of Inclination and Imagination? Ethics, Violence and the Politics of Protection’ section at the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference, Sicily.

(2015) ‘Scandal, Ethics and the Rehabilitation of Violence’. Paper presented as part of the ‘Ethics and Security’ section at the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference, Sicily.

(2015) ‘Living in the End Times: Contesting the Conservatism of Biopolitics’. Paper presented as part of the ‘The Legacy of Foucault in International Relations: Querying the Bases, Boundaries and Possibilities’ section at the European International Studies Association (EISA) conference, Sicily.

(2015) ‘The New Ethical Terrain in International Relations’. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, New Orleans.

(2015) ‘From Virtual War to Counterinsurgency: The Evolving Role of the Human in the Practical and Ethical Rehabilitation of Violence’. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, New Orleans.

(2015) ‘The Success of Failure: Rethinking Scandal and the Politics of Recrimination in War’. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, New Orleans.

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