Tom Vaughan MA Critical International Politics, Aberystwyth University; BA (Hons) Politics, University of Bristol

 Tom Vaughan

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Department of International Politics

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BSc (Hons) Politics, University of Bristol
MA Critical International Politics, Aberystwyth University

 

General Research Interests

  • Nuclear politics and world nuclear order, nuclear weapons, technopolitics, infrastructure, South Africa, apartheid, political transitions, colonialism and empire

 

Funding Awards

  • ESRC +3 Studentship, Wales DTP
  • David Davies Masters Scholarship, Aberystwyth University

 

Additional Information

Professional affiliations:

  • BISA – Member
  • BISA Postgraduate Network (BISA-PGN) – Committee Member; Grants and Elections Officer

Teaching

Aberystwyth University

  • 2017/2018 IP10320, War, Strategy, and Intelligence
  • 2018/2019 IP20320, War, Politics, and Strategy

Research

My research addresses the technopolitics of nuclear weapons and infrastructure in South Africa, during and after apartheid, and the implications of nuclear technology for post-apartheid ‘transition’, domestic South African politics, and the international nuclear order at large. Via an interdisciplinary research philosophy, I propose a dialogical relationship between assumed ‘global’ and ‘local’ levels of political activity in nuclear politics, aiming to transcend the scholarly divide between accounts of ‘international’ nuclear politics on one hand, and ‘the social life of the bomb’ on the other.General research interests: Nuclear politics and world nuclear order, nuclear weapons, technopolitics, infrastructure, South Africa, apartheid, political transitions, colonialism and empire