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Dr Bice Maiguashca

BA (Princeton), MA (York, CA)

Senior Lecturer

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My academic research centres on the theory and practice of social movement activism or what I call the 'politics of resistance'. Emprically, I have done substantive research into the origins, political practices and ideological/normative agendas of two contemporary international social movements that is, the international indigenous people's movement and the women's reproductive rights movement. At the theoretical level, I interested in exploring the intersections between critical theory, so called postmodernist approaches and feminist theory for insights into the theory and practice of oppression and resistance. My current research focuses on women's activism within the so called 'anti-globalisation movement' or alternatively called 'global justice movement'.

Research interests

Most of my academic research, at the present time, revolves around the comparative study of social movements including the indigenous peoples movements, green movements and women movements. Given the dearth of theoretical work on this topic within mainstream IR approaches, I have been drawn to the margins of the discipline in order to explore the insights of critical theory, feminist theory and so called postmodernist approaches. It is the debates within this theoretical terrain that I am most interested in.

Research supervision

Theory and practice of global social movements, including green movements, women's movements, indigenous peoples movements and the so called 'global justice movement'; theories of globalisation; critical IR theory, including feminist theory, poststructuralist perspectives and neo-Marxist approaches.

Other information

Administrative Duties at Exeter: MA Co-ordinator for International Relations

Member of SHIPSS Graduate School Board Research

Co-Chair of Undergraduate Staff /Student Committee

Co-Chair of Postgraduate Staff/Student Committee

Member of Gender Forum.

Biography

I completed my Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and then went on to do an MA degree at York University (Toronto) in Political Science. I completed my PhD entitled 'Social Movements and the Making of World Politics' at the London School of Economics in 2001.

Most of my academic research, at the present time, revolves around the comparative study of social movements including the indigenous peoples movements, green movements and women movements. Given the dearth of theoretical work on this topic within mainstream IR approaches, I have been drawn to the margins of the discipline in order to explore the insights of critical theory, feminist theory and so called postmodernist approaches. It is the debates within this theoretical terrain that I am most interested in.