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J.P. (Jesse) Crane-Seeber, Dr

Assistant Professor of International Relations and Security Studies
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Dr. Jesse Crane-Seeber holds a BA in “Resisting Hegemony,” a major of his own design, from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY, USA), and a PhD in International Relations from American University (Washington, DC, USA). His research has covered the US military as a sociological worksite, as an occupying force in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a symbolic cornerstone of masculinity in US culture, and a productive site of desire.

His recent work has contributed to critical security studies, particularly in theorizing embodiment and desire in militarized cultures and institutions. He is currently completing his book, Fetishizing the Tactical, which traces the history and diffusion of de-politicized tactical training from the US military into US society and around the world, with the goal of understanding the sociocultural basis of permanent unwinnable wars and their racialized and gendered effects. His work has been published in a number of journals, including International Political Sociology, Critical Military Studies, Critical Studies on Security, and The International Feminist Journal of Politics. He has also published chapters on methodology in Critical Security Studies, the politics of gender and sexuality across time, as well as intersections between popular culture and militarization.

Dr. Crane-Seeber has previously served as Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies, King's College London (UK), Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC, USA) and Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA). He also held Postdoctoral Fellowships at North Carolina State University and the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (Bremen, Germany).
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