Anna Leander

Anna Leander

Graduate Institute Geneva

She is Professor of International Relations/Political Science. Since 2013, she has been Professor of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she will continue to teach a few weeks per year.

She previously held positions at Central European University in Budapest, the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, the University of Southern Denmark, the Copenhagen Business School, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. Her research is in International Political Sociology. She has worked extensively with practice theoretical approaches and she has a longstanding interest in the commercialisation of military/security matters.

She recently published the Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies (2016, edited with Rita Abrahamsen) as well as articles in the European Journal of Social Theory, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, the Leiden Journal of International Law and International Studies Perspectives. Her current research focuses on the politics of digital, aesthetic and legal practices.