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Randolph Persaud Associate Professor School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
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Degrees
B.A. (Hons.); M.A.; PhD, York University

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Isaac A. Kamola, Making the World Global: U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Economy. Duke University Press, 2019.
Bio
Randolph B. Persaud is Associate Professor of International Relations at American University in Washington D.C. He specializes in the areas of race and international relations, globalization, human security, and the politics of identity. Before joining American University, he was Assistant Director for the Center for International Security Studies at York University. At American University, he was Director of Comparative and Regional Studies. Dr. Persaud is the author of Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy published by the State University of New York Press and Co-Editor with Alina Sajed of Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives. New York: Routledge (March 2018); Co-Editor of Race and International Relations, Special Issue of Alternatives (2001); Guest Editor of Race, Decoloniality and International Relations, Special Issue of Alternatives (2015) He has also published in major academic outlets such as Alternatives, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Race and Class, Connecticut Journal of International Law, Latin American Politics and Society, Globalizations, Korea Review of International Studies, and Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Book chapters have been published by leading outlets such as Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Lynne Rienner, Routledge, Oxford University Press, Sage, United Nations University Press.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Persaud’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of race and international relations; political economy of globalization; human and global security, violence against the Third World; migration/immigration; and the general politics of culture and identity. 

Selected Publications

R.B. Persaud and Alina Sajed (Eds.) (2018). Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

R.B. Persaud and Narendra Kumarakulasingam (Eds.) (2019). From Empire to Globalisation: Violence and the Making of Third World. Third World Quarterly: Special Issue. Vol. 40 No. 2, 2019.

R.P. Persaud and N. Kumarakulasingam, “Violence and Ordering of the Third World,” Third World Quarterly, Spring 2019.

R.B. Persaud, “Killing the Third World: civilizational violence as U.S. grand strategy,” Third World Quarterly, Spring 2019. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1535891

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2018.1535891?journalCode=ctwq20

R.B. Persaud and Alina Sajed (2018). Introduction: Race, gender and culture in international relations: Postcolonial perspectives. In R.B. Persaud and Alina Sajed (Eds.) (2018). Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

S. Vucetic and R.B. Persaud (2018). ‘Race in International relations,’ In R.B. Persaud and Alina Sajed (Eds.) (2018). Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

R.B. Persaud, (2018). ‘Security studies, postcolonialism, and the Third World,’ In R.B. Persaud and Alina Sajed (Eds.) Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations: Postcolonial Perspectives. New York: Routledge.

R.B. Persaud (2019) ‘Human Security’ in Alan Collins (ed.) Contemporary Security Issues. New York: Oxford University Press, 139-153 (Revised).

R.B. Persaud, (2017). ‘You and Me Forever: The Shared Ancestry of Empire and the Burdens of Leaving,’ Journal of Narrative Politics. Vol. 3, No. 2, 97-107.

Persaud, R.B. (2017). “The rise of Donald Trump’s “White Wall” means that 2017 will not be a good year for politics’. London School of Economics US Centre Blog.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2017/01/05/the-rise-of-donald-trumps-white-wall-means-that-2017-will-not-be-a-good-year-for-politics/

Persaud, Randolph B. (2016) “Neo-Gramscian Theory and Third Violence: A Time for Broadening” Globalizations. Vol. 13, No. 5, 547-562.

R.B. Persaud and Christine B.N. Chin, (2016). ‘From sexation to sexualization: dispersed submission in the racialized global sex industry,’ Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Vol. 29, No. 1, 270-289.

R.B. Persaud, (2016). “The Racial Dynamic in International Relations: Some Thoughts on the Antecedents of Bandung, 1955,” In Quynh Pham and R. Shilliam and (Eds.). Meanings of Bandung. New York: Routledge

R.B. Persaud (2016). “The Reluctant Immigrant and Modernity” In Naeem Inyatullah and E. Dauphinee (Eds.). Narrative Global Politics. New York: Routledge, 5-24.

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Race and international relations; critical political economy og globalization; migration/immigration; culture and identity; human and global security; violence the Third World