Call for papers: Researching emotion in International Relations: a conversation on methodologies

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The Emotions in Politics and IR Working Group is inviting postgraduate students and early-career researchers to explore methodological issues and challenges in researching emotion and affect in International Relations. Growing emotion/affect studies in IR have attempted to pluralise methodologies, drawing on multi-disciplinary knowledge, techniques, and ethical reflections.

If accepted on to the workshop, you will engage in dialogue about experiences, techniques, and insights about methodology/method, knowledge-production, reflectivity, and ethics in emotion/affect research. The workshop will offer a space to engage with in-depth discussion with experienced researchers and to think through deeper structures and implications of your research projects.

Applicants should send a short biography and an abstract stipulating methodological considerations in their research project (max. 300 words) by 24 February 2022. The workshop with take place virtually on 

Submissions and enquiries:

Discounted membership rates

Attendance at this workshop is free for BISA members but costs £43 for a standard non-member place and £28 for a student/ECR non-member place. However, due to generous sponsorship, we are including discounted membership rates for up to 20 postgraduates and 20 early-career researchers. This will not only give you access to the workshop as part of your BISA membership, but also many other benefits of being a member. You can find out about becoming a BISA member here: If you are accepted to take part in this workshop more details about this discount will be sent to you before registering.


  • Keynote: Roland Bleiker (Queensland University, Australia)
  • Masterclasses by Todd Hall (University of Oxford, UK) and Jessica Auchter (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA)