Brent J Steele portrait
  • Professor, Political Science Department
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department

Presentations

  • Critical Security History in International Relations (with Faye Donnelly), paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/25/2017.
  • Ontological Security and IR through the years, presented at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway, November 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2016.
  • Restraint and International Politics, presented at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) ‘Theory Seminar’, Oslo, November 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2016.
  • Care of the scholarly self, teaching in higher education: Pedagogy Workshop held at the 2016 annual meeting of the ISA-Northeast, Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation, Presented, 11/05/2016.
  • Two tiers of constructivism, presented on 'Constructivism is Dead! Long Live Constructivism roundtable at the 2016 annual meeting of the ISA-Northeast, Baltimore, Maryland, November. Presentation, Presented, 11/04/2016.
  • Welcome home! The Everyday Politics of Military Reunion Videos, presented at the University of Oklahoma, College of International Studies Luncheon Seminar, Norman, Oklahoma, October 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/21/2016.
  • Restraint and International Relations: a proposal, Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the ISA-South, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, October 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/14/2016.
  • Towards a Politics of Tactical Exteriority, presented on 'Tactical Constructivism' roundtable, presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the ISA-West, Pasadena, California. Presentation, Presented, 09/24/2016.
  • Libidinal Impulses, Complexes and the Challenge of Restraint in International Politics, presented at the University of Erfurt International Relations colloquium, June 2016. Presentation, Presented, 06/29/2016.
  • Ontological Security Theory’s analytical challenges, presented at the University of Warwick, International Relations ‘Masterclass,’ May 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/06/2016.
  • Moral Injury in International Relations (with Jelena Subotic), paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Central and East European ISA, Ljubljana, June. Conference Paper, Accepted, 01/01/2016.
  • Restraint, Anticipation and Ontological Security, paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Central and East European ISA, Ljubljana, June. Conference Paper, Accepted, 01/01/2016.
  • Restraint, Crisis and Panic in the Global Economy: moral discourses of restraint. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/07/2015.
  • Roundtable participant on Author meets critics: Simanti Lahiri's Suicide Protest in South Asia: Consumed by Commitment, at the 2015 annual meeting of the ISA-Northeast, Providence . Presentation, Presented, 11/07/2015.
  • Roundtable participant on Author meets critics: David M. McCourt’s “Britain and World Power since 1945”, at the 2015 annual meeting of the ISA-Northeast, Providence. Presentation, Presented, 11/07/2015.
  • Chair and Participant on Tactical Constructivism: Expressing Method in International Relations roundtable, at the 2015 annual meeting of the ISA-Northeast, Providence. Presentation, Presented, 11/06/2015.
  • Whistle Disruption: Reflexivity and Documentary Provocation, talk given at the University of Groningen Security Studies seminar, October 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/13/2015.
  • Participant on Distinguished Scholar roundtable in honor of Chris Brown, at the 2016 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta. Presentation, Accepted, 09/30/2015.
  • Chair and Participant on Centenary International roundtable at the 2016 annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta. Presentation, Accepted, 09/30/2015.
  • Roundtable participant on Author meets critics: "A Theory of Contestation' by Antje Wiener at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Presentation, Presented, 09/06/2015.
  • Roundtable on Beyond Freedom and Violence: Religion, Politics, and Interpretive Methods at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Presentation, Presented, 09/04/2015.
  • Organizational Processes and ontological (in)security: Torture, the CIA and the United States, Paper presented at the 2015 International Society of Political Psychology annual meeting, San Diego. Presentation, Presented, 07/04/2015.
  • The Concept of Success in (and of) war, presented at the 'Concepts in Action' workshop, Hebrew University, Israel, 2015. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/31/2015.
  • Everyday Security and Insecurity, at the 'Everyday insecurities and vulnerabilities' workshop, University of Glasgow, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/30/2015.
  • The complex politics of restraint, Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, April. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/02/2015.
  • Ty Solomon and Brent Steele, Micro-moves in International Relations theory, paper presented at the 2015 International Studies Association annual meeting, New Orleans. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/21/2015.
  • Generational Restraint, Paper presented at the 2015 International Studies Association annual meeting, New Orleans. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/20/2015.
  • Commenter on ISA Northeast 'Book Circle,' for Jack Amoureux's book, 'A Practice of Ethics for Global Politics: Ethical Reflexivity'. Presentation, Presented, 11/08/2014.
  • Whistle Disruption: Reflexivity and Documentary Provocation, Presentation on Reflexivity and International Relations roundtable at the 2014 annual meeting of the International Studies Association-Northeast, Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation, Presented, 11/07/2014.
  • The complex politics of restraint, Paper Presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas. Conference Paper, Accepted, 10/29/2014.
  • The (D)evolution of a Norm: R2P, the Bosnia Generation, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention, talk given at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, October, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/17/2014.
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  • 'Reflexivity and Documentary Provocation', participant on 'Reflexivity and International Relations' roundtable at the 2014 annual meeting of the International Studies Association-West, Pasadena, California. Panel, Presented, 09/27/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele, Akrasia and the politics of restraint, paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the International Studies Association-West, Pasadena, California. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/26/2014.
  • The Dehumanization in Grand(iose) Theory, and the Micropolitical Response, paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, April 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Generational experience, hallucination, and Intervention: insights from visual studies, paper presented at the Visual Culture and the Legitimation of Military Interventions - International Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, August 2014. Conference Paper, Accepted, 04/2014.
  • Bridging the International Political Theory/Empirics divide: invited participant for the 'Methods Cafe', WPSA, Seattle, Washington, April 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Norms and IR: a critical appraisal, roundtable for annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, April 2014. Presentation, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Generatonalizing Norms Research in IR, Presentation for Roundtable on Norms and IR: a Critical Appraisal at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington. Presentation, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Spaces, Temporalities, and Ontological (In)Security in IR, roundtable participant, annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.
  • A Bridge Too Far? roundtable participant, annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.
  • The conservative sensibilities of post-second-generation constructivism and the problems of ‘order', presented at the 'Next Generation of Constructivism' meeting in Weimar, Germany, February 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Normative Response in an Era of Skepticism: A Generational Take, Luncheon Speaker for ISA-West annual meeting, Pasadena, September 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Participant on the ‘Innovative Book Panel: What’s the Big Idea? In 60 seconds or less’, roundtable at the ISA-West annual meeting, Pasadena, September 2013 . Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • ‘Turns taken or not? International Ethics in the 2010s’, roundtable at the ISA-West annual meeting, Pasadena, September 2013. Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • ‘Re-interpretation and expression’, roundtable talk for Conceptualizing ‘the Empirical’: A Conversation among Interpretive Empirical Researchers and Political Theorists at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, August-September 2013 . Presentation, Presented, 08/2013.
  • ‘To the Dark Side Once More: ontological security, certainty and violence’, paper presented at the ‘Ontological Security in World Politics’ workshop, Lund University, May 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Brent J Steele ‘Documenting Critical Reflexivity: Scholarly Responsibility in an Era of Intentions’, paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, California, April 2013. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Brent J Steele, ‘Happy No More: Constructivism, Ethics and Global Politics in the Shadow of the Naughts,’ invited talk at Florida International University, April 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • ‘Emotion, expectation, and action’, roundtable talk presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, California, April 2013. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.

Publications

  • Brent J. Steele and Oliver Kessler (2016) ‘Constructing the next generation of Constructivism in IR’, Introduction to the ‘Next Generation in Constructivist Scholarship’ special issue, European Review of International Studies, 3, 3, http://www.budrich-journals.de/index.php/eris/article/view/27338. Published, 03/07/2017.
  • Ty Solomon and Brent J Steele, ‘Micro moves in International Relations Theory’, forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354066116634442. Published, 03/07/2017.
  • Brent J. Steele (2018, forthcoming) ‘The Politics of the Centenary: 1914-1925’, Introduction to the ‘Centenary International’ special issue, Australian Journal of Politics and History . Accepted, 03/07/2017.
  • Luke Campbell and Brent Steele, The Scars of Victory: The Implied ‘Finality’ of Success in War, forthcoming in Moral Victories and Just War,edited by Andrew Hom and Cian O'Driscoll, Oxford University Press. Accepted, 03/07/2017.
  • Alexandria J Innes and Brent J Steele, ‘Gender and Everyday Violence,’ forthcoming in Caron Gentry, Laura Shepherd, and Laura Sjoberg, editors, Routledge Handbook on Gender and Security. Accepted, 03/07/2017.
  • Brent J Steele, ‘Broadening the Contestation of Norms in International Relations’, Polity, 49, 1. Published, 03/07/2017.
  • Brent J Steele and Oliver Kessler, editors (2016) ‘Constructing IR: the Third Generation’, special issue of European Review of International Studies, 3, 3. Published, 03/07/2017.
  • Brent J. Steele (2017) ‘Recognising, and Realising, the Promise of the Aesthetic Turn,’ Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 45, 2: 206-213. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Brent J. Steele (2017) ‘The Politics of Constructivist International Relations in the US academy’, Introduction to symposium in PS: Political Science and Politics, 50, 1: 71-74. Published, 01/29/2017.
  • Brent J. Steele, editor, (2017) ‘The Politics of Constructivism in the US academy’, Symposium in PS: Political Science and Politics, 50, 1: 70-96. Published, 01/29/2017.
  • Brent J. Steele, Harry Gould and Oliver Kessler, editors, Tactical Constructivism: Expressing Method in International Relations, Routledge, forthcoming 2019, in New International Relations Series. Accepted, 12/30/2016.
  • Brent J. Steele (2018, forthcoming) ‘The Bridges that can’t be burned,’ International Studies Review for ‘A Bridge too far”? On the Impact of Worldly Relevance on International Relations’ forum. Accepted, 09/14/2016.
  • Brent J Steele, ‘Organizational Processes and ontological (in)security: Torture, the CIA and the United States’, forthcoming in Cooperation and Conflict, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0010836716653156. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • Brent J. Steele, editor, ‘Centenary International’ special issue of the Australian Journal of Politics and History, forthcoming 2017. Accepted, 06/15/2016.
  • Andrew R. Hom and Brent J. Steele (2016) ‘Discursive temporality, counterpower, and environmental ethics,’ in Time, Temporality and Violence in IR: (De) Fatalizing the Present, Forging Radical Alternatives, Anna Agathangelou and Kyle Killian, editors, Routledge, Interventions series, 189-204. Published, 03/14/2016.
  • Brent J Steele (2016) Book Review of of Political Self-Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations, by Karin Fierke, Peace Review 28, 1: 140-143. Published, 02/16/2016.
  • Brent J Steele, ‘The State’, forthcoming in Roland Bleiker, editor, Visual Global Politics, Routledge, Interventions series. Accepted, 11/12/2015.
  • Alexandria J Innes and Brent J Steele (2015) Spousal Visa Law and Structural Violence: fear, anxiety, and terror of the everyday, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8, 3: 401-415. In press, 10/29/2015.
  • Brent J. Steele (2015) Book review of Religion and the Realist tradition, edited by Jodok Troy, e-international relations, 26 September, http://www.e-ir.info/2015/09/26/review-religion-and-the-realist-tradition/. Published, 09/26/2015.
  • Jack Amoureux and Brent J Steele (2015) 'Introduction' in Amoureux and Steele, eds, Reflexivity and International Relations, Routledge. In press, 02/28/2015.
  • Brent J Steele (2015) Whistle Disruption: Reflexivity and Documentary Provocation, in Amoureux and Steele, eds., Reflexivity and International Relations, Routledge. In press, 02/28/2015.
  • Reflexivity and International Relations: Positionality, Critique and Practice, Routledge. http://www.amazon.com/Reflexivity-International-Relations-Positionality-Critique/dp/1138789224. In press, 02/28/2015.
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  • Brent J Steele (2015) Whistle Disruption: Reflexivity and Documentary Provocation, in Jack Amoureux and Brent Steele, eds, Reflexivity and International Relations. In press, 02/2015.
  • Jack L Amoureux and Brent J Steele, eds (2015) Reflexivity and International Relations. Routledge, New International Relations series. In press, 02/2015.
  • Andrew R. Hom and Brent J. Steele, 'Anxiety, Timing and Hierarchy: Ontological Security Theory’s Systemic Potential,' submitted to International Theory, under review. Submitted, 12/30/2014.
  • Brent J Steele and Eric A Heinze, editors, Handbook of Ethics and International Relation, Routledge. Accepted, 10/2014.
  • Brent J Steele (2014) Recognizing non-recognition: a reply to Lindemann, Global Discourse,4, 4: 497-498. Published, 08/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele (2014) Book Review essay for Perspectives on Politics journal, over Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958. By Ted Hopf, and International Practices. Edited by Emanuel Adler and Vincent Pouliot. Published, 06/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele (2014) Book Review of Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Do All Good Things Go Together? By JULIA LEININGER, SONJA GRIMM, AND TINA FREYBURG (Eds.), Public Integrity. Published, 05/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele and Eric A. Heinze (2014) Norms of Intervention, R2P, and Libya: Suggestions from Generational Analysis, 6, 1: 88-112. Published, 03/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele (2014) ‘Micropolitics, NGOs and global governance,’ in Rodney Bruce Hall, editor, Reducing Armed Conflict with NGO governance, Routledge. Published, 02/2014.
  • Jack Amoureux and Brent J. Steele (2014) “Competence and Just War”, in International Relations, 28, 1: 67-87. Published, 02/2014.
  • Eric A. Heinze and Brent J. Steele, (2014) “Agency, Intentionality, and Spatiality in the Just War Tradition,” in The Future of Just War: New Critical Essays, Amy Eckert and Caron Gentry, eds, University of Georgia Press. Published, 01/2014.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) ‘Why do we need a history of the ‘global’? Book Review of Maxine Berg, ed. Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century. December, H-Net reviews, https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39975. Published, 12/2013.
  • Alexandria Innes and Brent J. Steele (2013) “Memory, Trauma, and Ontological Security,” in Memory and Trauma in International Relations, Doville Budryte and Erica Resende, editors, Routledge Press, Interventions series. Published, 11/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) “Revenge and Just War”, in Anthony F. Lang, Cian O’Driscoll and John Williams, eds, Just War: Authority, Tradition, and Practice, Georgetown University Press. Published, 10/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) “Context and Appropriation: the risks, benefits and challenges of reinterpretive expression,” International Politics, 50, 739–752. Published, 09/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) “The Politics and Limits of the Self: Kierkegaard, Neoncservatism, and International Political Theory,” Journal of International Political Theory, 9(2): 158–177. Published, 08/2013.
  • Brent J Steele (2013) “Daniel Deudney’s Bounding Power,” in Classics of IR, Henrik Biddal, Casper Sylvest, and Peter Wilson, eds, Routledge Press. Published, 08/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) “The Insecurity of America: The Curious Case of Torture’s Escalating Popularity” in Eric A. Heinze, editor, Justice, Sustainability, and Security: Global Ethics for the 21st Century, Palgrave. Published, 07/2013.
  • The (D)evolution of a Norm: R2P, the Bosnia Generation, and Humanitarian Intervention in Libya, in Aidan Hehir, editor, Libya, the Responsibility to Protect, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention, Palgrave. Published, 05/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele (2013) “Maintaining (US) Collective Memory: From Hiroshima to a Critical Study of Security History”, Critical Studies of Security, 1, 1: 83-100. Published, 04/2013.
  • Brent J. Steele and Eric A. Heinze (2014) “Norms of Intervention, R2P and Libya: Suggestions from Generational Analysis” Global Responsibility to Protect, 6: 88-112. Published, 04/2013.