Dr Amanda Beattie

Postal address:
United Kingdom

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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
  1. “Narrating a Deportation Hearing”

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

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

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

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