Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall

Geoffrey Whitehall

Office Location:

BAC 218

Contact Numbers:

Ph: (902) 585-1288

Fax: (902) 585-1070









D. Phil. (Political Science, University of Hawaii, 2004)

M.A. (CSPT, UVIC, 1998)

B.A. (Geography, Carleton University, 1996)

Research/Teaching Interests:

International Relations

Contemporary and Continental Political Theory

Popular Culture and World Politics

Political Theory of War and Peace

Subjectivity and Sovereignty

Biopolitics and Resistance

Discourses of Time and Space 



Selected Publications:

“The Paradox of Crisis and the Importance of Being Indifferent” in Nevzat Soguk and Scott Nelson, eds., Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory, Modern Power, World Politics (Surrey: Ashgate, forthcoming 2016)

“Pre-emptive Global Biopolitics and the ProMED Network” in Resilience International Policies, Practices and Discourses (January, 2015)

“The Biopolitical Aesthetic: Toward a Post-Biopolitical Subject” in Critical Studies on Security (Special Issue: Late Warfare) Volume 1, Number 2, 2013

“Movement and Human Logistics: pre-emption, technology and fascism” in Ried. J. and Evans. B., eds. Fascism in all its Forms (London: Routledge, 2013)

“The International Aesthetic of the Yasukuni Jinja and Yûshûkan Museum” in Shapiro. M., and Opondo. S., eds., Violent Cartographies: Mapping Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures of War and Identity  (New York: Routledge, 2012)

“The Aesthetic Emergency of the Avian flu Affect” in Bruce Magnusson and Zahi Zalloua. eds., Contagion. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, in association with Whitman College, 2012).

“Making Citizens in Magnaville Katrina Refugees and Neoliberal Self-Governance,” (with Cedric Johnson) in Cedric Johnston, ed., The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011)

“Preemptive Sovereignty and Avian States of Emergency” in Theory and Event Vol. 13 No 2, 2010