Tatevik Mnatsakanyan



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Politics
Department: Politics, College of Social Sciences and International Studies

I have recently completed my PhD in Politics, at the University of Exeter, where I have also taught seminars on core International Relations modules, in the past four years. My research mainly concerns itself with understanding the "longer life" of securitizations broadly construed, and with the unintended longer-term consequences of security discourses. My treatment of this broader theoretical interest is located at the intersections of linguistic sociology, critical realism, and constructivist International Relations.

I am passionate about teaching and research in the academia, where I see my future career. I have developed skills in teaching and marking at undergraduate level, and some experience teaching at graduate level. In the past years, I have taught seminars for modules such as Globalisation of World Politics; Contemporary Theories of World Politics; and Security Studies. I also have alternative teaching experience, having facilitated an inquiry group for the Human Security vs. Power Politics Dilemma of the Grand Challenges project at Exeter.

My previous experience involves work for diplomatic bodies and intergovernmental organisations, including the World Bank, which has given me the opportunity to gain an "insider's view", as well as develop a number of transferable skills.