My PhD research focuses broadly on the interplay between nuclear weapons (and energy), the state, and public life. Specifically, I am interested in the dialectical relationships between global and local encounters with nuclearity, and how post-colonial interactions with 'international society' condition these relationships. I use South Africa as a case study.
Global non-proliferation frameworks are under threat as the current hegemonic liberal order is strained by ideational and material shifts, and my project will investigate the potentialities of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament instruments that do not rely on a liberal-universal conception of international society.
General research interests:
Nuclear weapons, disarmament, and energy; global governance and liberal hegemony; non/post-Western approaches to international politics; militarism; empire.