William A. Callahan is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations (OUP, 2020) is the first book-length analysis of visuality, multisensory politics, and IR, and it won the Best Book Award 2022 from the International Political Sociology section of the International Studies Association. Sensible Politics was also shortlisted for the Susan Strange Best Book Award 2021 of the British International Studies Association. Read the 2500-word summary.
Callahan's 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