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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

College: King’s College


My research asks how we can theorise war experience when we take seriously the role of technology in martial social relations. Focusing primarily on Western imperial warfare, I seek to move a sympathetic posthumanist critique of the concept of “war experience” as deployed in feminist IR and transdisciplinary War Studies. By interrogating and historicising more-than-human relations in the embodied experience of war, I tease out their political relevance to the production of racialised subjects and international political imaginaries. This research is jointly funded by the Cambridge Trust (Vice-Chancellor’s Award) and King’s College.

I hold an MSc in International Relations (Research) from LSE and a BA in International Relations from SOAS. I have been a Member of the Editorial Board at Millennium: Journal of International Studies (vols. 48-49) and Managing Editor at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA). I currently serve as Co-Editor in Chief at CRIA.

Research Interests: Critical IR Theory; Social Theory; Critical War and Security Studies; Phenomenology; Science and Technology Studies; Postcolonial and Decolonial Thought; International Political Sociology; Human Geography.


Key publications: 

Brandimarte, I. (forthcoming). Subjects of Quantum Measurement: Surveillance and Affect in the War on Terror. International Political Sociology.


Thesis Title: The Technology of Empire: War Experience and the Embodied Production of the International
Supervisor: Dr Lauren Wilcox; Prof Duncan Bell

Contact Details
Twitter: @i_brandimarte