David Grondin

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University of Ottawa

David Grondin is assistant professor in International Relations and American Studies at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa. He teaches on the spaces of popular culture and critical geopolitics, politics of security and the study of war, global governmentality and biopolitics, US foreign policy and society, IR theories, and American popular culture. He wrote a dissertation on the US national security state as way of life to understand the American war mindset and the militarization of everyday life, which he applied to the design of space warfare. His current research project, which draws on the crucial links between sci-fi and cinema in imagining the transformation of war, deals with the crucial role of information technologies and video games, the Hollywood film industry, and robotized technologies in the US war machine’s preparation for the future of war. He is also especially invested in the role of satire politics in entertainment TV as practices of resistance and new media practices.

He is the guest editor of a special issue on “War beyond the Battlefield: The Other Spaces of War” in Geopolitics (Vol. 16, No. 2, 2011), he recently published chapters in Security and Global Governmentality, Marc Doucet and Miguel de Larrinaga (eds) (London: Routledge, 2010) and in Securing Outer Space, Michael Sheehan and Natalie Bormann (eds) (New York and London: Routledge, 2009), he has co-edited (with Charles-Philippe David), Hegemony or Empire? The Redefinition of US Power Under George W. Bush (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006), and has published articles in Geopolitics, International Journal, and Études internationales.


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