Dr Sarah Bertrand

Dr Sarah Bertrand

IRD Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Theory, History, Power and Knowledge, Security, War, Postcolonial Thought

About me

Sarah Bertrand is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in International Relations. Her research is situated at the intersection of history and theory, critical security studies, sociology of knowledge, and the study of global and imperial relations. A central strand of her work focuses on the relation between geopolitics and knowledge, as she is interested in the various ways in which international relations and International Relations co-constitute one another. She is currently working on a monograph that examines the evolution of International Relations expertise in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) throughout the global Cold War, the revolutions of 1989 and its asymmetrical unification with West Germany. Sarah’s previous work has been published in the European Journal of International Security, and she is a former editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.  

Teaching Experience

IR200: International Political Theory
IR206: Revolutions and World Politics (LSE Summer School)
IR319/IR452: Empire and Conflict in World Politics





Expertise Details

Theory; History; Power and Knowledge; Security; War; Postcolonial Thought

My research