Dr. Geoffrey Whitehall


Office: BAC 218
Phone: (902) 585-1288
Email: geoffrey.whitehall@acadiau.ca 
Twitter: @Butterflew12

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm or by appointment


Ph.D. (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

Teaching 2023-2024

  • POLS1403WI03: Global Politics
  • POLS2113FA01: Introduction to Political Theory
  • POLS3683FA01: Biopolitics
  • POLS3783WI01: Pop Culture and World Politics
  • POLS4643/5043FA01: Critical Political Theory

Selected Publications

Whitehall,  Geoffrey  (2023).  “En  diferentes  estados  de  indiferencia:  movimiento,  fricción  y  resistencia” (In Different States of Indifference: Movement, Friction, and Resistance), Relaciones Internacionales, nº 54, pp. 39-56 https://doi.org/10.15366/relacionesinternacionales2023.54.002

Whitehall, G. (2023). ‘When They Fight Back’: A cinematic archive of animal resistance and world wars. Review of International Studies, 49(2), 278-299. doi:10.1017/S0260210522000468 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210522000468

“Warring Immunities: Scorched, Esposito, Beyond Catastrophe” in Antonio Calcagno and Inna Viriasova (Eds.) Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy (New York: Sunny Press, 2018)

“The Aesthetics of Triage: Towards life Beyond Survival” in Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Wiebe, Eds.., Biopolitical Disaster (Routledge: London, 2017)

“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, 2016)

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

“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