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Amanda Källstig

About me

Amanda Källstig joined Stockholm University in August 2021 as a lecturer in International Relations, after having completed her PhD in Politics at the University of Manchester. Her thesis was entitled "Humouring the state? Zimbabwean stand-up comedians as political actors" and is available here. Her research is interdisciplinary and located in the intersection of International Relations, African Studies and Humour Studies. 

Her recent publications include: 

Källstig, Amanda. 2021. "Laughing in the Face of Danger: Performativity and Resistance in Zimbabwean Stand-up Comedy." Global Society, 35(1): 45-60.

Källstig, A and Death, C. 2020. "Laughter, resistance and ambivalence in Trevor Noah's stand-up comedy: returning mimicry as mockery". Critical African Studies [Online First].

Further to this, Amanda has contributed to the online teaching platform I-PEEL (International Political Economy of Everyday Life), as well as having written an article for The Conversation AfricaAmanda is also interviewed about her research in The Conversation Africa's podcast Pasha



  • Introduction to international relations (IR1:1 HT 2021)
  • Introduction to international security (IR1:3 HT 2021)
  • Research skills (IR2:3 HT 2021)
  • Independent study (IR2:4 HT 2021)
  • Undergraduate thesis dissertation supervision (IR3:3 HT2021)