Professor William A Callahan

Professor William A Callahan

Professor of International Relations

Department of International Relations

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Languages
English
Key Expertise
Global politics of China, Visual international politics

About me

William A. Callahan is professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

His essay “The Politics of Walls: Barriers, Flows and the Sublime” won the Review of International Studies best article (2018).

Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations, the first book-length analysis of visuality, multisensory politics, and IR, was published by Oxford University Press in February 2020. Go to the 2500-word summary.

Callahan also makes documentary films: “Great Walls: Journeys from Ideology to Experience” (2020) was published in the Journal of Narrative Politics in Spring 2020, and “You can see CHINA from here” in The Diplomat in April 2020. (For his other films, see www.vimeo.com/billcallahan.) 

In 2019-20, Callahan was nominated for an “Innovation in Teaching” award for his “Visual International Politics” course (IR318), which integrates visual analysis and creative filmmaking.

 

He welcomes PhD applications from students interested in visual IR and/or the global politics of China.  

 

Read Professor William A. Callahan's CV

 

Expertise Details

Global politics of China; Visual international politics; documentary filmmaking; IR theory

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