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Birgit Schippers

St Mary's University College

Birgit Schippers is Senior Lecturer in Politics at St Mary’s University College Belfast and a visiting research fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. Schippers is the author of Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought (EUP, 2011) and The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler (Routledge, 2014), and editor of Critical Perspectives on Human Rights (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018) and of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook to Rethinking Ethics in International Relations. She is currently working on two projects, on new materialism and international political theory, and on the computational turn in human rights scholarship.

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