Russell Foster

King's College London

I AM A LEVERHULME EARLY CAREER FELLOW AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON.

 

MY RESEARCH EXAMINES POLITICS IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE. I SPECIALISE IN BREXIT, NATIONAL AND POST-NATIONAL IDENTITIES, GEOPOLITICS, AND THE FAR-RIGHT AND WHITE NATIONALISM. I AM CURRENTLY RESEARCHING HOW BREXIT AND "POPULISM" ARE INFLUENCING THE GROWTH OF RIGHT-WING POLITICS, WHITE SEPARATISM, AND MASCULINE NATIONALISM.

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01 MEDIA

Brexit and the Far Right: BBC News, 23 Jan 2019
The Brexit Vote: Al-Mayadeen, 16 Jan 2019
Theresa May's Leadership: Al-Araby, 15 Jan 2019
Why Did UK Vote Leave? Sky News, 19 Nov 2018
Europe and Islam. TRT World, 9 Jan 2019
Macedonian Referendum: BBC News, 30 Sept 2018
Is the EU falling apart?: TRT World 29 January 2018
BBC News (UK, World), 20 January 2018
Al-Araby TV (Saudi Arabia, UK).
19 April 2017
Sky News (UK)
15 May 2017
GloboNews (Brazil)
20 May 2017
"Roundtable: Will Britain get a good trade deal with the EU?", TRT (UK, Turkey), 11 December 2017
Live: UK General Election 2017 Analysis, Al-Araby (UK, Saudi Arabia), 8 June 2017
Mohammed Bin-Salman and UK-Saudi arms deals. Al-Araby, 13 November 2017
"The Sounds of Big Ben", ERT-1 (Greece).
15 October 2016
 

02 PUBLICATIONS

MY LATEST WORK. SEE MORE >
  • PUBLICATIONS

R. Foster and H. Behr (accepted, forthcoming 2021) Studying International Relations: A Companion Guide. London: Palgrave Macmillan

 

R. Foster and J. Grzymski (2019) ‘The Limits of EU-rope: Theories of ‘De-Europeanisation’’, in R. Foster and J Grzymski (eds.) ‘The Limits of Europe’, special edition of Global Discourse (9:1), pp.1-17.

 

R. Foster (2019) ‘“Cry God for England, Harry and Saint George”. Europe and the limits of integrating identity’, in R. Foster and J Grzymski (eds.) ‘The Limits of Europe’, special edition of Global Discourse (9:1), pp.26-37.

 

R. Foster (2018) ‘“These are they that Faustus most desires”: Mediating imagined communities through Nazi, Soviet, and EU symbols in the Crimea Crisis’, in K. McDonagh (ed.) ‘The Next European Century? Europe in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century’. Journal of Contemporary European Research (14:4), pp.12-18.

 

R. Foster, N. Megoran and M. Dunn (2017), ‘Towards a Geopolitics of Atheism: Critical geopolitics post the War on Terror’. Political Geography 60, pp.179-189.

 

R. Foster (2017), ‘The Concept of Empire’, in S. Turner, W. Outhwaite (eds.) SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

R. Foster (2016) ‘“I just want my country back”. Emotion and Identity at the Brexit Ballotbox’, in D. Jackson and E. Thorsen (eds.), UK Referendum Analysis 2016. PSA-CSJCC.

 

R. Foster (2015) Mapping European Empire: Tabulae Imperii Europaei. London: Routledge.

 

R. Foster (2015) ‘Symbolising Britain’, in D. Jackson and E. Thorsen (eds.), UK Election Analysis 2015. PSA-CSJCC.

 

R. Foster (2015) ‘Through a Glass, Darkly. The Symbols of European Empire’, in H. Behr and I. Stivachtis (eds.), Revisiting Europe as Empire. London: Routledge.

 

R. Foster (2015) ‘“Between these two kinds of death”’, Global Discourse (2:iii), 1-11.

 

R. Foster (2015) ‘Animus in consulendo liber: Rethinking NATO's Arctic Geopolitics’, Atlantic Council (UK) Research Issues, Vol. II (2015), pp.10-19.

 

R. Foster (2014) ‘Between These Two Kinds of Death’, in R. Foster, M. Edward and M. Johnson (eds.) (2014) The Crisis of the Twenty-First Century: Empire in the Age of Austerity. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis.

 

R. Foster (2014) ‘“Now we need to make Italians”. Semiotics and Semantics in Teaching Cartography’. Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography (II:3), pp.87-100.

 

R. Foster (2013) ‘Tabula Imperii Europae: A Cartographic Approach to the Current Debate on the European Union as Empire’, Geopolitics (18:2), pp.371-402.

 

R. Foster (2013) ‘Book Review Symposium: Rational Empires: Institutional Incentives and Imperial Expansion, by Leo Blanken’, Global Discourse (2:iii), pp.201-204.

 

R. Foster (2009) ‘Tege Imperium! A defence of empire’, Global Discourse, (1:ii), pp.2-23.

 

In Preparation / Under Review

R. Foster, ‘Cartoimperialism: Imagining imperial identities in the currencies of the EU, Russian Federation, and Islamic State’. Euro. Journal of International Relations [under review].

 

M. Johnson and R. Foster, ‘From Triumph to Trump? Analysing neoconservative, Marxist, and neoliberal narratives of American Empire in light of seismic events’. Perspectives on Politics. [under review].

 

R. Foster, ‘“Play up! Play up! And play the game!” Videogames and the mediatisation of contemporary geopolitics in digital pedagogy’. Politics (in preparation).

 

R. Foster, ‘Notes from Airstrip One: Political emotion and representations of the European Union in British cultural discourses.’ Journal of European Studies (in preparation).

 

R. Foster, ‘Pumping Irony? Bodybuilding, männlichkeitstraining, and ethnonationalist narratives in the European Identitarian movement.’ European Journal of Sociology (in preparation).

 

R. Foster, ‘Symbolising a Deficit of Simultaneity? The Euro iconography as Ungleichzeitgskeit of the European Union.’ Journal of Common Market Studies (in preparation).

03 Experience

2008-2010

POSTGRADUATE

Newcastle University
 

2013-2015

TEACHING FELLOW

Newcastle University

 

2016-

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

2003-2006

UNDERGRADUATE

Corpus Christi College

University of Cambridge

2010-2013

PhD STUDENT

Newcastle University
 

2015-2016

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Fellow

 
 
CONTACT

To contact me on an issue relating to British politics, the European Union, populism, or identity politics, please email me or complete the form to your right.

russell.1.foster@kcl.ac.uk 

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