Department of Political Science
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
François Debrix is Professor and Director of ASPECT in the Department of Political Science.
- Social and Political Theory
- International Relations Theory
- Critical Geopolitics
- Media and Popular Culture
- Ph.D. Purdue University
- M.A. Purdue University
- B.A. University of Strasbourg
- B.A. University of Haute Normandie
- Director, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Virginia Tech
- American Political Science Association
- International Studies Association
- Association of American Geographers
- Association for Political Theory
- Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Fund award, Office of the Provost (Virginia Tech), Fall 2014-Spring 2015.
- US National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Protecting Human Research Participants” Certificate, Summer 2008.
- Recipient of the Great Seal of Florida International University Award from the International Relations Undergraduate Association, Summer 2000.
Necro-Geopolitics: On Death and Death-Making in International Relations, edited with Caroline Alphin (Routledge, forthcoming 2019).
Global Powers of Horror: Security, Politics, and the Body in Pieces (Routledge, 2017).
Beyond Biopolitics: Theory, Violence, and Horror (Routledge, 2011; paperback edition 2012).
Tabloid Terror: War, Culture and Geopolitics (Routledge, 2008).
The Geopolitics of American Insecurity: Terror, Power, and Foreign Policy, edited with Mark Lacy (Routledge, 2009).
“The Viral Mediation of Terror: ISIS, Image, Implosion” (co-authored with Ryan Artrip), Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2018), pp. 74-88.
“Horror beyond Death: Geopolitics and the Pulverization of the Human,” New Formations, Issue 89-90 (2017), pp. 85-100.
“Topologies of Vulnerability and the Proliferation of Camp Life,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015), pp. 444-459.
“Katechontic Sovereignty: Security Politics and the Overcoming of Time,” International Political Sociology, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2015), pp. 143-157.
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