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

Callahan also makes documentary films, and his latest film “Great Walls: From Ideology to Experience” (2019) is being shown at universities, academic conferences, and film festivals. (For this and other films, see 

Callahan’s next book, Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2020.


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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