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Dr Cameron Harrington

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Assistant Professor in International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45665
Room number: IM216, Al-Qasimi Building

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Cameron Harrington is an Assistant Professor of international relations in the School of Government and International Affairs. He is a researcher and analyst of global environmental politics. His research draws from international relations, political philosophy, criminology, and human geography and focuses on the theory and practice of security in the Anthropocene.

He earned his PhD in political science from The University of Western Ontario in 2014. Between 2014-2015 he held the Global Change and Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cape Town and was an affiliate researcher with WWF-South Africa. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal in 2016. Dr. Harrington is also appointed as a Research Associate (non-resident) in the Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town.

Research Interests

  • Anthropocene
  • Critical security studies
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • IR Theory
  • Posthumanism
  • Water Security

Teaching Areas

  • Advanced Topics in IR: The Biopolitics of Security
  • International Organisations
  • International Security, Interdependence, and International Organisations
  • Introduction to International Relations

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Harrington, C. (2020). A Quantum Anthropocene? International Relations Between Rupture and Entanglement. In Non-Human Nature in World Politics. Castro Pereira, J. & Saramago, A. Springer. 53-73.
  • Harrington, Cameron (2017). Posthuman Security and Care in the Anthropocene. In Reflections on the Posthuman in International Relations: The Anthropocene, Security and Ecology. Eroukhmanoff, Clara & Harker, Matt Bristol: E-International Relations. 73-86.

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