New editors: Dr. Angus Cameron and Dr. Chris Clarke join the JCGS
9 May 2013
The Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies is very proud to announce the addition of two new members to its core editorial team: Dr. Angus Cameron and Dr. Chris Clarke.
Angus and Chris are both experienced researchers committed to interdisciplinary scholarship within the social sciences and to the value of real open-access publication as practiced by the JCGS. Their research specialisms within critical management studies and international political economy, respectively, mean that they are well positioned to help drive the journal through its second development phase involving a refocus on the cluster of disciplines – international political economy, critical management studies, organizational studies, and heterodox economics, amongst others – in which the journal wishes to position itself as a leading publication outlet for interdisciplinary dialogue.
As part of this refocusing exercise, both new editors will be assuming the role of editor-in-chief for special issues (issue 8 and 9) over the next 12 to 18 months. We will be announcing the Call for Papers for these issues shortly.
Dr. Angus Cameron
Angus Cameron studied for his first degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. After two years working as a financial journalist he then took a Masters degree in International Relations and a DPhil in International Political Economy (IPE) at the University of Sussex. In 2001 he moved to Leicester University, working first in the Geography Department before crossing the campus to the School of Management in 2011. Since 2008 Angus has extended his academic work by acting as 'spokesperson' for Swedish performance artists goldin+senneby on their ongoing project 'Headless'.
Angus is co-author (with Ronen Palan) of The Imagined Economies of Globalization (Sage 2004), co-editor of the Sage Reader in International Political Economy (2008, Sage, with Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan) and co-editor of Body/State (2013, Ashgate, with Jen Dicknson and Nichola Smith).
Angus' primary research interests address the broad themes of spatiality, representation and performance. Empirically this has embraced topics of money, offshore finance, boundaries, taxation, islands, cartography, discourses of inclusion/exclusion/exception, semiotics and the figures of the Trickster, Devil, Fool and Witch. His current interests include the relationship between the contemporary state and the body and the construction of 'xenospaces' - fictional but functional spaces of exteriority. Angus also continues to collaborate with goldin+senneby and other contemporary artists.
In joining JCGS he hopes both to contribute further to the exploration of themes of political economy as an interdisciplinary enterprise and to the critical investigation of the concept of globalisation. He is also keen to explore the possibilities of ‘true’ open access journal publishing by helping develop JCGS as a rigorous and respected academic journal operating without the constraints and contradictions of the major academic publishers.
Dr. Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke studied for his first degree in Political Science at the University of Birmingham, before taking a Masters’ degree and completing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His PhD focused on the work of Adam Smith, ethical concern under liberalism, and governance agendas preceding and during the Global Financial Crisis. He has published in: International Political Sociology, on performances of trauma and traumatic imagery in the sub-prime crisis; Journal of Cultural Economy on conceptual understandings of performativity in the context of financial engineering practices; and Politics on epistemological and methodological debates in political science.
His current interests include the relationship between economic citizenship and liberal market reforms, the history of political economy, and alternative and experimental economies in the wake of the crisis, particularly those that speak to an explicitly ‘relational finance’, such as peer-to-peer lending. Chris is keen to help JCGS expand its engagement with International Political Economy, broadly understood as an interdisciplinary field, and help it continue to offer the highest quality theoretically-informed empirically-driven analysis in an open access forum.