Alistair Markland

Teaching Associate, Politics & International Relations

marklandBefore joining Aston, I completed my ESRC-funded PhD at Aberystwyth University. To date, my research has focused on how NGOs and think-tanks produce knowledge about violent conflicts and human rights. I am particularly interested in the sociology of expertise, and how communities of non-governmental experts construct their narratives and shape political discourse. Building on this, I am currently conducting further research into how technology influences the practices of global human rights advocacy.


Teaching:

LP3108 Diplomacy and Soft Power

LP3127 Nationalism and Political Power

LP1030 Introduction to Concepts and Methods of International Relations

LP2106 International Relations: Theories

LP2109 Political Theories and Ideologies 

Room Number: NW803A

Office Hours: Wednesdays (11.30-12.45) and Thursdays (10.30-11.45)

Tel: 0121 204 4590.