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Research Interests

My research agenda is situated at the intersection of political theory and international political thought. Having first hand experience of the deportation regime in the UK I am pursuing a line of research that challenges the status quo of institutional design and human agency and re-imagines the possibilities of empowerment within the international.  To do this I draw on my knowledge of political theory, domestic and international alike, while engaging with aesthetic and micro-political discourses within IR.  My ongoing publications refer to both an autoethnographic and reflexive methodology, paying particular attention to the possibilities of narrative discourses, to reveal the moral dilemmas of forced deportation and the inherent vulnerability therein.  I draw on these methodologies to highlight the impact of personal experience in the hopes of widening the breadth and scope of aesthetic and emotional encounters within ‘the international’.  

Teaching Activity

  • History of Political Philosophy
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Ethics & International Relations


  • 1998 B.A. (Hons) McGill University, Political Science
  • 2003 M.Litt. The University of St. Andrews, International Security Studies
  • 2008 Ph.D. The University of St. Andrews, International Relations
  • 2011 Post Graduate Certificat, Professional Practice.  Aston University
  • 2015 to Present, M. Ed.  Aston Univeristy

Contact Details

Room: NW 810
Email: a.r.beattie@aston.ac.uk 
Phone: 0121 204 3080



  • JC Political theory
  • JZ International relations

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Research Output

  • Whose domain and whose ontology? Preserving human radical reflexivity over the efficiency of automatically generated feedback alone

    Beattie, A. R. & Hayes, S., 27 Mar 2020, Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning . Bonderup Dohn, N., Jandric, P., Ryberg, T. & de Laat, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 83-99

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • A festival of human crisis

    Rozbicka, P., Beattie, A. & Bird, G., 30 Nov 2019, Riffs: Experimental writing on popular music, 3, 2, p. 6-26 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access

    Greece: A tale of two migration stories

    Bird, G. & Beattie, A. R., 7 Jan 2019

    Research output: Other contributionBlog Post

    Open Access
  • Introduction: Interrogating the 'everyday' politics of emotions in international relations

    Beattie, A. R., Head, N. & Eroukmanhoff, C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of International Political Theory . 15, 2, p. 136-147 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    U PTalk title: Rethinking Refugee Support: Responding to the Crisis in South East Europe

    Amanda Beattie (Speaker)

    31 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    “Narrating a Deportation Hearing”

    Amanda Beattie (Recipient)

    9 May 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    Co-Convenor, Emotions Working Group, British International Studies Association

    Amanda Beattie (Recipient)

    1 Jun 20181 Jun 2021

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    International Studies Association Annual Conference

    Amanda Beattie (Participant)

    20 Feb 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Studies Association Compendium (Journal)

    Amanda Beattie (Editor)

    Mar 2014Feb 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Press / Media

    Refugee journeys through the Balkan Route: A crisis no more?

    Patrycja Rozbicka, Gemma Bird & Amanda R Beattie


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research