Dr Catherine Charrett

Dr Catherine Charrett

PhD in International Politics, Aberystwyth University (2010-2014)

MSc in International Relations, London School of Economics 

BA in International Relations and Politics, University of British Columbia 

Former appointments: Lecturer in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London; Lecturer in Politics, University of Chichester 

My research explores sovereignty in International Relations and Political Theory through indigenous and anti-colonial struggles, and especially the Palestinian liberation movement. My research explores how transnational policing and security infrastructures and technologies emerge to maintain colonial and racist power.  I use transdisciplinary methods inspired by queer, feminist and abolitionist roots to rethink questions of sovereignty and justice in contemporary politics.  

Areas of research: 

Palestinian politics 


Queer Theory 



Former Early Career Research Fellow for the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). Project title: "Performing Technologies in European, Israeli and Palestinian Security Cooperation".