- Academic, School of Politics & International Relations
April Biccum, Canadian born, received an MA in Critical theory and Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from Nottingham University. Her research interests historically have been centred around bringing postcolonial theory closer to the study of politics and IR, specifically through an engagement with International Development. April's theoretical grounding in post-colonial theory has led her to a wider fascination with the concept of empire, not simply what empire is and whether it can effectively be deployed as a category of analysis to describe our contemporary world, but what is at stake in the revival of 'empire'; per se and what it denotes about the foundational crisis in the narrative(s) of modernity. Broad general categories of interest therefore include, empire, modernity, development, identity, communications, globalisation, global governance, popular culture, and mass movements of resistance. April would invite Ph.D proposals in any of these broad areas.