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Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
global ethics, security studies, geopolitics, environment, extinction, global political ecology, technology and disruptive technology, decolonisation, Indigenous research, space colonisation and security, political philosophy
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About Me

Audra Mitchell received her PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and her BAH from Queen’s University, Kingston. Prior to joining Laurier and the BSIA, Audra was a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at the University of York (2010-15, UK) and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of St. Andrews (2009-10). You can find out more information about Audra’s work on her blog, ‘Worldly’ or by following her on Twitter (@AudraLMitchell).

Audra’s research aspires to transform global ethics so that it can better respond to emerging ecological and technological challenges, including mass extinction, climate change and space colonization. It draws on a range of disciplines, including international studies, geography, philosophy, anthropology and science and technology studies (STS).

Recent Publications
  1. Mitchell, Audra 2016 Is IR Going Extinct? Accepted for publication in 2016
  2. Burke, Anthony, Stefanie Fishel, Audra Mitchell, Daniel Levine and Simon Dalby 2016Planet Politics: A Manifesto from the End of IR Vol 44 No 3
  3. Mitchell, Audra 2016 Posthuman Security/Ethics in Anthony Burke and Jonna Nyman (eds) London: Routledge
  4. Mitchell, Audra 2016 Extinction in Iris Van Der Tuin (ed) New York: MacMillan
  5. Mitchell, Audra 2015 Beyond Biodiversity and Species: Problematizing Extinction(forthcoming)
  6. Mitchell, Audra 2015 Thinking Without the Circle: Marine Plastic and Global Ethics Vol 47 pp 77-85
  7. Mitchell, Audra 2014 Only Human? Towards Worldly Security Vol 45 No 1 pp 5-21
  8. Mitchell, Audra 2014. International Intervention in a Secular Age: Re-enchanting Humanity? London: Routledge
  9. Mitchell, Audra 2011 Quality/Control: International Intervention and the ‘Everyday’ Vol 37 No 4 pp 1623-45
  10. Oliver P. Richmond and Audra Mitchell 2011 Basingstoke: Palgrave
Media Coverage

March 2016 (with Jessica West) “Canada Could Join the Space Resource Race – or Take the High Road” . The Globe and Mail.

November 2014. “The Meaning of Extinction” The Philosopher’s Zone. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National:

March 2013. Panelist, The Big Questions, BBC Channel 1.

2011. “Transformation and Ongoing Violence in Belfast” (special feature). BBC Radio Northern Ireland.

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