Author profile: Kyle Grayson

Kyle Grayson is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Newcastle University. His most recent book is Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing: On Drones, Counter-Insurgency, and Violence published in the Interventions Series by Routledge. Twitter: @chasing_dragons

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

‘Breaking Bad’ potentially disrupts how we conceptualize resilience by opening up thinking space to consider who has the right (or opportunity) to be resilient.

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

A common mistake when teaching popular culture and world politics is to overestimate the skill set that students will bring with them into the course.

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

The Rise of Popular Culture in IR: Three Issues

As the study of popular culture gains momentum, it is important that the sub-field not reproduce the broader analytic and political shortcomings of the discipline of IR.

Drones and Video Games

Drones and Video Games

The idea that piloting drones is as mindless as video games is popular. But it misses its target by misunderstanding video games and what enables killing from a distance.

Metaphorically Speaking, ‘Where is the Politics?’: China, Japan, and the Voldemort Controversy

Metaphorically Speaking, ‘Where is the Politics?’: China, Japan, and the Voldemort Controversy

As analysts of world politics, what should we make of the deployment of Voldemort by China and Japan in their ongoing diplomatic dispute?

What Does the Zombie Apocalypse Reveal About Canada-US Relations?

What Does the Zombie Apocalypse Reveal About Canada-US Relations?

Pat Martin’s jokes about emergency measures to combat a potential ‘zombie invasion’ are rich with subtext, challenging the conservative Americanisation of Canadian political culture.

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