Become an Emotions in Politics and International Relations (EPIR) Working Group co-convener

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Do you want to become a co-convener of the Emotions in Politics and International Relations Working Group?

The Emotions in Politics and IR Working Group are seeking applications for the position of co-convener from anyone working on the politics of emotions (broadly defined). The successful applicant will join three existing, experienced conveners working to promote the study of emotions in Politics and IR, and to provide opportunities for members to network, collaborate, and share work.

The Emotions in Politics and IR Working Group is one of BISA's biggest and broadest working groups, with over 140 members working in an enormous range of theoretical and empirical subfields on topics related to emotion, affect, trauma, anxiety and much else besides. Our membership contains a good mix of early career and established scholars, with a particularly healthy and active PGR/ECR community. We run an annual thesis prize as well as one or two events each year, as well as contributing to the organisation of BISA's annual conference, primarily by compiling panels on emotions-related topics.

Duties involve regular conveners' meetings, contribution to events planning and organisation, and email/social media management. Together, these duties amount to no more than a few hours each month.

In order to apply, please send a CV and a short statement of interest (no more than a paragraph) to before the end of 8 December. We would be happy to answer any questions or queries before then via the same address.

Applications are welcomed from academics at any career stage, at any institution whether inside or outside the UK. In order to become a co-convener of any BISA working group, you must either be a BISA member or be willing to become one. Please feel free to share this message around your contacts, or with any potentially interested parties.

Best wishes

Alister Wedderburn (University of Glasgow)

Chaeyoung Yong (University of St Andrews)

Sara Tafakori (University of Leeds)

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