Birgit Schippers, Ph.D.

St Mary's University College Belfast

Country: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

About Me:

Birgit Schippers is Senior Lecturer in Politics at St Mary's University College Belfast and a visiting research fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought (EUP, 2011) and The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler (Routledge, 2014) and editor of Critical Perspectives on Human Rights (RLI, 2019) and the Routledge Handbook to Rethinking Ethics in International Relations (Routledge, forthcoming). Her current work, on the ethics and poltiics of artificial intelligence, focuses on autonomous weapons systems and on biometic surveillance technologies.

Research Interests

Human Rights

Political Theory

Gender and Politics

International Political Theory

International Ethics

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Autonomous Weapon Systems

Face Recognition Technologies


Books Written:

(2019) Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Rowman & Littlefield International

Edited collection

(2014) The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler, Routledge

Monograph on Butler's international political philosophy

(2011) Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought, Edinburgh University Press


Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2018) NvTv

Interview with NvTv ‘In Focus’

Radio Appearances:

(2018) Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation Future Tense programme