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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

 

Teaching

  • 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)