University of Madrid profiles Cardiff academic in International Relations exhibition
16 November 2021
A Cardiff academic is currently featured in an online exhibition which showcases the work of women scientists and thinkers who have made important contributions to theoretical debates in the discipline of International Relations (IR).
Professor Marysia Zalewski, whose work focusses on critical International Relations theory and Feminist and Gender theory, is featured in the virtual exhibition Women in the Theory of International Relations - 50 scientists and thinkers to better understand the world which has been curated by students at University of Madrid under the supervision of lecturer Javier Morales Hernández.
The exhibition, which is available in Spanish and English, focuses on the work of 50 scholars and includes a biography, a summary of research areas and three examples of their publications. Students have also recorded audio files for each academic profiled to explain why their work will help us better understand the world.
Speaking about his project, Hernández said, “The purpose (of the project) was to give an overview of the huge diversity of approaches, nationalities, languages, generations in IR theoretical debates.
For my students this has been an exciting opportunity to learn about women’s contribution to IR, especially some authors not usually covered in traditional undergraduate syllabi.”
Speaking of her inclusion in the exhibition, Professor Zalewski said, “I’m really delighted to be featured in this innovative exhibition - and what a wonderful group of scholars to be amongst!”
Professor Zalewski teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Law and Politics on modules that currently include Gender, Sex and Death in Global Politics and From Mary Wollstonecraft to Lady Gaga: What is this thing called Feminism? She is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the journal International Feminist Journal of Politics and co-series editor of the book series Creative Interventions in Global Politics (Rowman & Littlefield International).