During the tenure of the British Academy postdoctoral fellowship, I worked on the nexus between time and political discourse. As part of this research I worked primarily with British and American political speeches, assessing the temporal orders established by politicains, notably in moments of crisis. Indeed, political decisions at any moment in time depend on the imaginations of future and past that they are embedded in. The temporal order created in the context of a political event is therefore decisive for understanding the dynamics of the event itself.
This work on temporality is an underlying topic which provides a theoretical bridge between my ongoing research on youth, migration, and memory.