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Dr Alexandria Innes

Lecturer in International Politics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics

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D110, Rhind Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Alexandria Innes joined the Violence and Society Centre in November 2020 and is a Lecturer in International Relations. Alexandria specialises in the international politics of migration. Theoretically, her research is situated at the intersection of migration studies and critical security studies in International Relations. She has published in various outlets, including International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Geopolitics and International Relations. She is the author of two monographs, Migration, Citizenship and the Challenge for Security (Palgrave, 2015), and Postcolonial Citizenship and Transnational Identity (Routledge, 2020). Alexandria has provided commentary for the BBC World Service, and US National Public Radio.


  1. PhD Political Science, University of Kansas, USA, Aug 2008 – Dec 2011
  2. MA International Affairs, Marquette University, United States, Aug 2006 – May 2008
  3. BA Hispanic Studies and Modern Greek, King's College London, United Kingdom, Sep 2002 – Jul 2006
  4. Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of East Anglia


  1. Senior Lecturer of International Relations, University of East Anglia, Aug 2017 – Jun 2020
  2. Lecturer of International Relations, University of East Anglia, Sep 2013 – Jul 2017
  3. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Cardinal Stritch University, Aug 2012 – Dec 2013
  4. Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations, Northern Illinois University, Aug 2011 – May 2012


Greek, Modern (1453-) (can read, write, speak and understand spoken) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).


Books (2)

  1. Innes, A.J. (2019). Colonial Citizenship and Everyday Transnationalism An Immigrant’s Story. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-00-065108-9.
  2. Innes, A. (2015). Migration, Citizenship and the Challenge for Security An Ethnographic Approach. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-349-50498-5.

Chapters (7)

  1. Innes, A. (2018). Ethical Aspects of Migration Flows. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies Ocford University Press.
  2. Innes, A. and Steele, B. (2018). Gener and Everyday Violence. In Sjoberg, L. and Gentry, C. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security London: Routledge.
  3. Innes, A. (2017). Human Mobility and Security. In Jacobs, E.D. (Ed.), Rethinking Security in the 21st Century Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Innes, A. and Lamont, C. (2015). Non-Western Visions of Development? Japan’s Official Development Assistance and Global Governmentality. In Lamont, C., van der Harst, J. and Galenssmantel, F. (Eds.), Non-Western Encounters with Democratization: Imagining Democracy After the Arab Spring Routledge.
  5. Innes, A. and Lamont, C. (2015). Ethical Aid? Human Security and Japanese Official Development Assistance. In Bashir, H., Gray, P. and bin Jehangir, H. (Eds.), Deconstructing Global Citizenship: Political, Cultural and Ethical Persepctives Rowman and Littlefield.
  6. Innes, A. and Steele, B. (2013). Memory, Trauma and Ontological Security. In Budryte, D. and Resende, E. (Eds.), Memory and Trauma in International Relations Theories, Cases and Debates Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-69288-0.
  7. Innes, A. and Steele, B. (2012). Governmentality in International Relations. In Levi-Fauer, D. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Governance Oxford University Press.

Journal articles (9)

  1. Innes, A.J. (2017). Everyday Ontological Security: Emotion and Migration in British Soaps. International Political Sociology, 11(4), pp. 380–397. doi:10.1093/ips/olx018.
  2. Innes, A.J. and Topinka, R.J. (2017). The politics of a ‘Poncy Pillowcase’: Migration and borders in Coronation Street’. Politics, 37(3), pp. 273–287. doi:10.1177/0263395716675371.
  3. Innes, A.J. (2017). Mobile diasporas, postcolonial identities: the Green Line in Cyprus. Postcolonial Studies, 20(3), pp. 353–369. doi:10.1080/13688790.2017.1378081.
  4. Innes, A.J. (2016). In Search of Security: Migrant Agency, Narrative, and Performativity. Geopolitics, 21(2), pp. 263–283. doi:10.1080/14650045.2015.1107044.
  5. Innes, A.J. (2015). The Never-Ending Journey? Exclusive Jurisdictions and Migrant Mobility in Europe. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 23(4), pp. 500–513. doi:10.1080/14782804.2015.1056114.
  6. Innes, A.J. and Steele, B.J. (2015). Spousal visa law and structural violence: fear, anxiety and terror of the everyday. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8(3), pp. 401–415. doi:10.1080/17539153.2015.1081755.
  7. Innes, A.J. (2014). Performing security absent the state: Encounters with a failed asylum seeker in the UK. Security Dialogue, 45(6), pp. 565–581. doi:10.1177/0967010614540026.
  8. Innes, A.J. (2013). International Migration as Criminal Behaviour: Shifting Responsibility to the Migrant in Mexico–US Border Crossings. Global Society, 27(2), pp. 237–260. doi:10.1080/13600826.2012.762342.
  9. Innes, A.J. (2010). When the Threatened Become the Threat: The Construction of Asylum Seekers in British Media Narratives. International Relations, 24(4), pp. 456–477. doi:10.1177/0047117810385882.