Professor William A Callahan

Professor William A Callahan

Professor of International Relations

Department of International Relations

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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 most recent book is China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future (OUP, 2015), and his essay 'China 2035' was used for RAND's Global Trends report (2016). Callahan is also a documentary filmmaker: ‘China Dreams’ was broadcast on KCET (Los Angeles) in 2015, and ‘toilet adventures’ (2015) was shortlisted for a major award by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. (For these and other films, see 

At present, Callahan is writing a book about 'Visualising International Politics'. He welcomes PhD applications from students interested in visual IR and/or the global politics of China.   

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Expertise Details

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

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