Dr Jaakko HeiskanenLeverhulme Early Career FellowEmail: email@example.comRoom Number: Arts One, 2.26Office Hours: Mondays 9:30-10:30am (online) and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm (in person)ProfileTeachingResearchPublicationsSupervisionProfileJaakko Heiskanen joined the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary in 2022. Previously he worked as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where he also completed his PhD in 2020. His main research interests lie at the intersection of international relations theory, nationalism studies, and conceptual history. To arrange a meeting during advice and feedback hours, please click here.TeachingPOL251 International Relations TheoryResearchResearch Interests:I am currently working on two main research projects. The first is a book project called Ethnos of the Earth, which charts the conceptual history of ethnicity in the twentieth century. It shows how the invention and popularisation of ethnicity as a new category for organising human diversity helped to mask the enduring role of racial and civilisational hierarchies in international politics. The second project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, explores on the concept of the nomad and asks what the growing fascination with nomadism in the twenty-first century can tell us about changing conceptions of mobility and temporality. More broadly, I am interested in questions of sovereignty and international order, the history and politics of nationalism, conceptualisations of modernity and postmodernity, continental philosophy, and the interface between language, history, and theory.Examples of research funding:Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2020-2023)PublicationsJournal Articles 2021 ‘In the Shadow of Genocide: Ethnocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and International Order’, Global Studies Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 4, ksab030. 2021 ‘Found in Translation: The Global Constitution of the Modern International Order’, International Theory, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 231-259. 2021 ‘The Nationalism-Populism Matrix’, Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 335-355. 2020 ‘Liminal Sovereignty Practices: Rethinking the Inside/Outside Dichotomy’, Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 284-304, co-authored with Dylan Loh. 2019 ‘Spectra of Sovereignty: Nationalism and International Relations’, International Political Sociology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 315-332. Book Chapters 2021 ‘Nations and Nationalism in International Relations’, in The Routledge Handbook of Historical International Relations, edited by Julia Costa López, Halvard Leira, and Benjamin de Carvalho, Routledge, pp. 244-252. Other Publications 2021 ‘Nationalism and Populism: Political Ideologies or Ideologies of the Political?’, Ideology, Theory, Practice, 15 February.SupervisionI welcome PhD proposals on topics relating to the history and future of world order(s), nationalism and the nation-state, modern international theory and international political thought, and/or any form of conceptual history.