Kandida Purnell is an Associate Professor at Richmond American University London. Kandida has over a decade’s experience teaching in the English, Scottish, and US systems while her interdisciplinary research into the local-global politics of bodies takes a methodologically innovative, feminist, and de-colonial approach and draws and builds on contemporary international social and political theory using mixed/innovative methods.
Kandida has written on the body politics of the Global War on Terror, resistance practices, mass casualty events, repatriation and commemoration processes, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kandida’s monograph ‘Rethinking the Body in Global Politics’ was published by Routledge in 2021. In 2023 ‘When This is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic’ (co-edited with Professor Jenny Edkins, Professor Lucy Easthope, and Dr Amy Cortvriend) and ‘Land of the Brave: Gender, Race, and Class and the Cultural Politics of Militarisation’ (co-authored with Dr Natasha Danilova and Emma Dolan) will be published by Bristol University Press – Policy Press and Edinburgh University Press – Advances in Critical Military Studies.