I received my Phd in International Relations from The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2017. Since then, I have been a postdoctoral researcher, first in Oulu and now in Tampere, Finland. My research centers on relationships between security and ecology. Currently, I am working on the research project "Political ecologies of chemical warfare: Toxicity and bodies in international relations" funded by the Finnish Academy.
Fields of expertise
International Relations, Geopolitics, Critical Security Studies, Political Theory (Deleuze and Guattari, New Materialism, Posthumanism, Semiotics, Ecology, Temporality, Embodiment, Affect).
Toxicity of war, Ecologies of war, Chemical warfare, Arctic Geopolitics, Global Health Security, Human Security.
International Relations, Environmental Politics, Critical Security Studies, Geopolitics, Political Theory
R B J Walker, Robbie Shilliam, Heloise Weber, Gitte du Plessis. 2018. “Collective Discussion: Diagnosing the Present,” International Political Sociology 12(1): 88-107.
Gitte du Plessis. 2018. “When microbes determine the territory: Towards a concept of non-human borders,” European Journal of International Relations 24(2): 391- 413.
Gitte du Plessis. 2017. “War machines par excellence: The discrepancy between threat and control in the weaponisation of infectious agents,” Critical Studies on Security 5 (1): 45-61.
Gitte du Plessis. 2015. “Hunting as Techniques of Governing: Chamayou’s Manhunts, and Fassin’s Enforcing Order.” Theory & Event 18(2).
Gitte du Plessis. 2015. “Danish Demarcations: Welfare State, Middle-class Nationalism, and Xenophobia.” Alternatives 40(1): 15-30.