Dr Megan Daigle

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Lecturer in Political Science and International Studies

Contact details

Address
Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)
Muirhead Tower 350
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
B15 2TT

Megan Daigle works on the intersections of sexuality with security, development, and human rights in the international sphere.

Qualifications

  • PhD in International Politics, Aberystwyth University 2012
  • MSc(Econ) in Postcolonial Politics (Research Training), Aberystwyth University 2008
  • BSocSc (Hons) in International Studies and Modern Languages, University of Ottawa 2007

Biography

Megan Daigle joined POLSIS in 2017, having previously worked at the Gothenburg Centre of Globalization and Development and the London-based Gender & Development Network. In 2015, she published her first book – From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century – a study of sexuality and the governance of bodies in Cuba since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Teaching

  • International Relations Theory (second-year undergraduate module)
  • End of Empires (first-year undergraduate module)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Gender and sexuality in global politics
  • Feminist, queer, postcolonial and poststructuralist politics
  • Security and development
  • Human rights

Research

Research interests

  • Gender and sexuality in global politics
  • Feminist, queer, postcolonial and poststructuralist politics
  • Security and development
  • Human rights

Other activities

Megan co-edits the Conversations section of the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

Publications

Daigle, M. (forthcoming 2018) “Exploring Gendered Security Dynamics through Fieldwork and Ethnography”. In: Shepherd, L., Sjoberg, L and Gentry, C. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security. London, Routledge.

Daigle, M. (2017) “Learning from the Field”. In: Guillaume, X. and Bilgin, P. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology. London: Routledge, pp. 281–289.   Daigle, M. (2016) “Writing the Lives of Others: Storytelling and International Politics”. Millennium 45.1: pp. 25–42.

Daigle, M. (2015) From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press.

Daigle, M. (2013) “Love, Sex, Money and Meaning: Using Language to Create Identities and Challenge Categories in Cuba”. Alternatives 28. 1: 63–77.

Daigle, M. (2013) “Dissident Sexualities and the State”. In: Salter, M. and Mutlu, C. (eds.) Research Methods in Critical Security Studies. London: Routledge, pp. 80–83.