Mia Furlong

PhD Student – International Relations and English Literature

Thesis title: Unfolding War: Clothing the Body in Acts of Political Violence Post-9/11


Mia is a PhD student in International Relations and English Literature at the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the significance of clothing and the body in acts of political violence post 9/11. She investigates the role of clothes in national identity and the curated visuality of both state and non-state actors through analysis of multimedia and political theory. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Global Law and Governance (CGLG), in addition to a member of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism for Political Violence (CSTPV), the Centre for Art and Politics (CAP), and the Modern and Contemporary Research Group.

Mia works with Dr Mateja Peter as the Managing Editor of The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform’s Global Transitions project.

Mia has previously worked as an academic tutor of undergraduate students at the University of St Andrews, and was nominated for a university-wide teaching award in 2022. Mia holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Exeter, and an MLitt degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of St Andrews. Her professional experience includes work for the Visualising War Project and the Wardlaw Museum, in addition to work within local government and the third sector.