Dr Laura Considine

Dr Laura Considine


I am a lecturer in International Relations specialising in Global Nuclear Politics. I received my M.Litt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2010 and my Ph.D in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in 2014.

I was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2011.

Research interests

My research interests include issues of language and meaning in the politics of nuclear weapons. I am also interested in broader Cold War History, nuclear disarmament and International Relations Theory.

My current work challenges traditional ways of understanding and explanation in International Relations through the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopophy of langauge and ideas about literature, narrative and myth in international politics.

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Student education

I teach on subjects including the politics of nuclear weapons, security studies and international relations theory.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Global Security Challenges

Current postgraduate researchers

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