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School of Politics and International Relations

Mirko Palestrino

Email: Mirko Palestrino profile photo

Twitter: @palestrinomirko

Research Topic: The international politics of military victory: the making of a concept in and through time

Supervisors: Prof Kimberly Hutchings, and Dr Nivi Manchanda

Research Interests: Critical war studies, politics and philosophy of time and temporality, social identities, international political sociology, conceptual history, theories of international relations.

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Queen Mary University of London. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MSc in International Relations (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MA in International Politics and Regional Dynamics, University of Milan
  • BA in International Studies and European Institutions, University of Milan


  • QMUL: POL199 Introduction to concepts, theories and ideologies (2019-2020); POL251 Theories of International Relations (2022-2023); POL256 War and World Politics (2020-2021; 2021-2022; 2022-2023); POL258 The International Politics of Security (2020-2021; 2021-2022; 2022-2023).
  • KCL: 4SSW1004 Contemporary Security Issues (2022-2023)


  • Palestrino, M. (2022). ‘Inking Wartime: Military Tattoos and the Temporalities of the War Experience’. International Political Sociology, 16(3): olac015.
  • Palestrino, M. (2022). ‘Neglected Times: Laclau, affect, and temporality’. Journal of Political Ideologies, 27(2): 226-245

Work Experience:

  • International Cooperation Junior Project Manager and Data Analyst, Luigi Sacco University Hospital (Milan)


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