Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies

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dr. P.E. (Polly) Pallister-Wilkins


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Room number: B9.04
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
  • P.E.Pallister-Wilkins@uva.nl
    T: 0205254702

Research Interests

I am an assistant professor in international relations and conflict resolution and governance. I specialise in the intersection of humanitarian intervention and border control. My current research is concerned with what I term 'humanitarian borderwork' in Europe and it builds on previous research into humanitarianism, border policing and the political sociologies of walls, fences and security barriers. My regional areas of expertise are the Mediterranean, specifically Greece, and the Middle East.

My doctoral research was undertaken at SOAS, University of London and focused on the Security/Separation Barrier in the Occupied West Bank and the resistance it engendered amongst Palestinians and Israelis.

My work therefore broadly sits in the borderland between International Relations, Critical Security Studies and Political Geography.

Publications

2017

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Rescue/Sovereign Capture and the policing of possible responses to violent borders,' Global Policy 8(1): 19-24.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Borderwork: actors, spaces, categories' in Reece Jones, Corey Johnson, Wendy Brown, Gabriel Popescu, Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Alison Mountz and Emily Gilbert 'Interventions on the state of sovereignty at the border,' Political Geography http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.02.006
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Borderwork' pp. 85-103 in Border Politics: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions, Cengiz Günay and Nina Witjes ed.s, Springer.

2016

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'The Tensions of the Ceuta and Melilla Border Fences,' pp. 63-81 in EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management: Political Cultures, Contested Spaces and Ordinary Lives, Alice Bellagamba, Stephan Dünnwald and Paolo Gaibazzi, ed.s. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Michelle Pace and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'EU-Hamas: actors in a state of permanent liminality,' Journal of International Relations and Development, DOI: 10.1057/s41268-016-0080-y.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Personal Protective Equipment in the humanitarian governance of Ebola: between individual patient care and global biosecurity,' Third World Quarterly 37(3): 507-523, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1116935.
  • Julien Jeandesboz and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Crisis, routine, consolidation: the politics of the Mediterranean migration crisis,' Mediterranean Politics 21(2): 316-320, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145825.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Interrogating the Mediterranean 'Migration Crisis',' Mediterranean Politics 21(2): 311-315, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145826.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'How Walls Do Work: Security Barriers as Devices of Interruption and Data Capture,' Security Dialogue 47(2): 151-164, DOI: 10.1177/0967010615615729.

2015

  • Corinna Mullin and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'The West Asian and North African Uprisings and the Limits of Liberal Governance,' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 9(2): 151-161,  DOI:10.1080/17502977.2015.1020739
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'Bridging the Divide: Middle Eastern walls and fences and the spatial governance of problem populations,' Geopolitics 20(2): 438-459, DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2015.1005287
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'The Humanitarian Politics of European Border Policing: Frontex and Border Police in Evros,' International Political Sociology 9(1): 53-69.

2014

  • Julien Jeandesboz and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2014) 'Crisis, Enforcement and Control at the EU Borders,' pp. 115-135 in Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives, Anna Lindley ed. London: Routledge.

2011

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2011) 'The Separation Wall: A Symbol of Power and a Site of Resistance?' Antipode 43(5): 1851-1882

2010

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2010) 'Anarchists Against the Wall: A Post-Structuralist Challenge to Zionism,' pp. 213-228 in Rebels Against Zion: Studies on Jewish Left Anti-Zionists, August Grabski ed. Warsaw: Jewish Historical Institute.

2009

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2009) 'Radical Ground: Israeli and Palestinian Activists and Joint Protest Against the Wall,' Social Movement Studies 8(4): 393-407.

 

Other Publications

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2017

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Rescue/Sovereign Capture and the policing of possible responses to violent borders,' Global Policy 8(1): 19-24.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Borderwork: actors, spaces, categories' in Reece Jones, Corey Johnson, Wendy Brown, Gabriel Popescu, Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Alison Mountz and Emily Gilbert 'Interventions on the state of sovereignty at the border,' Political Geography http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.02.006
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2017) 'Humanitarian Borderwork' pp. 85-103 in Border Politics: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions, Cengiz Günay and Nina Witjes ed.s, Springer.

2016

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'The Tensions of the Ceuta and Melilla Border Fences,' pp. 63-81 in EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management: Political Cultures, Contested Spaces and Ordinary Lives, Alice Bellagamba, Stephan Dünnwald and Paolo Gaibazzi, ed.s. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.
  • Michelle Pace and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'EU-Hamas: actors in a state of permanent liminality,' Journal of International Relations and Development, DOI: 10.1057/s41268-016-0080-y.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Personal Protective Equipment in the humanitarian governance of Ebola: between individual patient care and global biosecurity,' Third World Quarterly 37(3): 507-523, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1116935.
  • Julien Jeandesboz and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Crisis, routine, consolidation: the politics of the Mediterranean migration crisis,' Mediterranean Politics 21(2): 316-320, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145825.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'Interrogating the Mediterranean 'Migration Crisis',' Mediterranean Politics 21(2): 311-315, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145826.
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2016) 'How Walls Do Work: Security Barriers as Devices of Interruption and Data Capture,' Security Dialogue 47(2): 151-164, DOI: 10.1177/0967010615615729.

2015

  • Corinna Mullin and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'The West Asian and North African Uprisings and the Limits of Liberal Governance,' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 9(2): 151-161,  DOI:10.1080/17502977.2015.1020739
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'Bridging the Divide: Middle Eastern walls and fences and the spatial governance of problem populations,' Geopolitics 20(2): 438-459, DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2015.1005287
  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2015) 'The Humanitarian Politics of European Border Policing: Frontex and Border Police in Evros,' International Political Sociology 9(1): 53-69.

2014

  • Julien Jeandesboz and Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2014) 'Crisis, Enforcement and Control at the EU Borders,' pp. 115-135 in Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives, Anna Lindley ed. London: Routledge.

2011

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2011) 'The Separation Wall: A Symbol of Power and a Site of Resistance?' Antipode 43(5): 1851-1882

2010

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2010) 'Anarchists Against the Wall: A Post-Structuralist Challenge to Zionism,' pp. 213-228 in Rebels Against Zion: Studies on Jewish Left Anti-Zionists, August Grabski ed. Warsaw: Jewish Historical Institute.

2009

  • Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2009) 'Radical Ground: Israeli and Palestinian Activists and Joint Protest Against the Wall,' Social Movement Studies 8(4): 393-407.

Cooridnator of the Minor in Conflict Studies

 

Academic year 2016-2017

 

Blocks 4 & 5

Security, Humanitarianism and Governance

Blocks 4, 5 & 6

Research Project: Conflict Resolution and Governance

2017

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2017). The tensions of the Ceuta and Melilla border fences. In P. Gaibazzi, S. Dünnwald, & A. Bellagamba (Eds.), EurAfrican borders and migration management: Political cultures, contested space, and ordinary lives. (pp. 63-81). (Palgrave series in African borderlands studies; No. 1). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-349-94972-4  [details] 

2016

  • Pace, M., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality. Journal of International Relations and Development. DOI: 10.1057/s41268-016-0080-y 
  • Jeandesboz, J., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). Crisis, routine, consolidation: the politics of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Mediterranean Politics, 21(2), 316-320. DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145825  [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). How walls do work: Security barriers as devices of interruption and data capture. Security Dialogue, 47(2), 151-164. DOI: 10.1177/0967010615615729  [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). Humanitarian Borderwork. In C. Günay, & N. Witjes (Eds.), Border Politics: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions (pp. 85-106). Cham: Springer. [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). Interrogating the Mediterranean 'Migration Crisis'. Mediterranean Politics, 21(2), 311-315. DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2016.1145826  [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2016). Personal Protective Equipment in the humanitarian governance of Ebola: between individual patient care and global biosecurity. Third World Quarterly, 37(3), 507-523. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1116935  [details] 

2015

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2015). Bridging the divide: Middle Eastern walls and fences and the spatial governance of problem populations. Geopolitics, 20(2), 438-459. DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2015.1005287  [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2015). The humanitarian politics of European border policing: Frontex and border police in Evros. International Political Sociology, 9(1), 53-69. DOI: 10.1111/ips.12076  [details] 
  • Mullin, C., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2015). Introduction: The West Asian and North African uprisings and the limits of liberal governance. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 9(2), 151-161. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2015.1020739  [details] 

2014

  • Jeandesboz, J., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2014). Crisis, enforcement and control at the EU borders. In A. Lindley (Ed.), Crisis and migration: critical perspectives (pp. 115-135). London: Routledge. [details] 

2011

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2011). The Separation Wall: a symbol of power and a site of resistance? Antipode, 43(5), 1851-1882. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00859.x  [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2011). The anarchists against the wall: a post-structuralist challenge to Zionism. In A. Grabski (Ed.), Rebels against Zion: studies on the Jewish left anti-Zionism (pp. 213-228). Warsaw: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny w Polsce. [details] 

2009

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2009). Radical Ground: Israeli and Palestinian activists and joint protest against the Wall. Social Movement Studies, 8(4), 393-407. DOI: 10.1080/14742830903234262  [details] 

2015

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Author). (2015). There’s A Focus On The Boats Because The Sea Is Sexier Than The Land: A Reflection on the Centrality of the Boats in the Recent ‘Migration Crisis’. The Disorder of Things. [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Author). (2015). The politics of illegality in the humanitarian borderwork of Médecins Sans Frontières. University of Oxford, Faculty of Law - Border criminologies. [details] 
  • Chauvin, S. (Author), Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Author), Vigneswaran, D. (Author), del Valle, H. (Author), & Bonjour, S. (Author). (2015). Aylan Kurdi: coming to terms with an image. Society & Space. [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Author). (2015). The humanitarian policing of 'Our Sea'. University of Oxford, Faculty of Law - Border criminologies. [details] 
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2015). Categories and labels in emergency governance. BLIND : Interdisciplinair Tijdschrift, 40(16-09-2015). [details] 

2014

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2014). [Review of: I. Pappé, J. Hilal (2010) Across the wall: narratives of Israeli-Palestinian history]. Journal of modern Jewish studies, 13(1), 130-132. DOI: 10.1080/14725886.2013.874787  [details] 

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (30-5-2016): Invited Keynote Presenter, European Diplomatic Programme (Migration Track) at the Netherlands' EU Presidency 2016, Amsterdam.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (27-5-2016): Invited speaker, at the Dutch Association for Migration Research Spring Meetings at the Research and Documentation Center of the Ministry of Security and Justice, Den Haag.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (27-10-2016): Médecins Avec Frontières: Humanitarian Borderscapes and the ‘Migration Crisis’ in Europe, Invited lecture at King’s College London Border Lecture Series, London.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (30-5-2015): Invited lecture on humanitarian search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, MSF-Holland General Assembly, Amsterdam.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (10-4-2015): The Politics of Walls, Fences and Borders, Association for Borderland Studies Annual Convention, Portland, Oregon.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (6-11-2015): Invited speaker: 'The Mediterranean: How to prevent the human tragedies at sea and adopt a viable and sustainable European immigration policy?', European Summit, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (invited speaker) (3-10-2013): The use of walls and fences in the governing of Middle Eastern populations, Invited lecture at Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Amsterdam.

Others

  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (participant) (6-4-2016 - 8-4-2016): At the ‘European Workshops in International Studies’, Tübingen, Germany (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (participant) (16-3-2016 - 19-3-2016): At International Studies Association Annual Convention, Atlanta (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (organiser) & Wissink, L.M. (chair) (18-11-2016): UvA-MSF joint event, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Pallister-Wilkins, P.E. (participant) & Wissink, L.M. (participant) (18-11-2015): UvA-MSF joint event, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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