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Dr Sorana-Cristina Jude

Lecturer in Defence Studies

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Security
  • Gender equality (SDG 5)

Biography

Dr Sorana-Cristina Jude is a Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London and the Joint Services Command and Staff College of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. She situates herself within Critical Military Studies and works at the intersection of feminist international relations, critical geopolitics, and the sociology of emotions.

By investigating security, gender and emotions in (post)colonial and (post)socialist militarized spaces, Dr Jude’s work contributes to a better understanding of military subjectivity, its socio-political utility, and its (mis)use in justifying military violence. Beyond that, Dr Jude is interested in military dissent and anti-militarism, including their cultural expressions across Western and non-Western spaces.

Previously, Dr Jude has held various positions at Newcastle University including British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer in Politics and respectively, Teaching Fellow in Politics.

Dr Jude completed her PhD in International Politics at Aberystwyth University in 2018. Her doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Israel’s Military: Emotions, Violence and the Limits of Dissent’ was awarded the Best Dissertation Award by the European International Studies Association in 2019.

Research

Dr Sorana-Cristina Jude is currently working on two projects. The first one examines NATO’s war preparations in Romania, while simultaneously tracing change and continuity in narratives about NATO, soldiering, and militarism from Socialist to post-Socialist Romania. The second one examines individual and collective emotional and gendered narratives through which military violence is rationalized within Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

Research areas:

  • Feminist International Relations
  • Feminist Theory
  • Critical Military Studies
  • Emotions/feelings/sentiments/affect
  • NATO
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Israel/Palestine
  • Popular Culture

Teaching

At the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Dr Jude delivers graduate-level teaching and education. She is teaching on the Advanced Command and Staff Course, the flagship course of the Joint Services Command and Staff College of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. She also teaches on the Intermediate Officer Development Programme run by the Royal Air Force Division. At King’s College London, Dr Jude teaches on the International Affairs MA programme (online).

Publications

Book chapters

  • Sorana-Cristina Jude (2020) ‘Breaking the Silence: Embodiment as a Means of Activism’, in Catherine Baker (ed) Making War on Bodies: Militarisation, Aesthetics and Embodiment in International Politics, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), pp. 97-120.

Research Articles

  • Sorana-Cristina Jude (2024) ‘Fauda and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine: Gender, Emotions, and Visual Representations of Complicity in International Politics’, Review of International Studies 50 (1): 107-126.
  • Sorana-Cristina Jude (2023) ‘Returning Home After War: Representations of Romanian Veterans in a Contemporary War Novel (Schije/Shrapnel)’, Journal of War and Culture Studies 16 (2): 207-230.
  • Sorana-Cristina Jude (2023) ‘Geopolitical Imaginations of War Preparations: Visual Representations of the Romanian Armed Forces’ Military Exercises’, Critical Military Studies 9 (3): 404-424.

To visit Dr Jude's PURE Research Profile, click here.