Dan Bousfield

Assistant Professor & Director, IR Program

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PhD, McMaster University
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 85114
E-mail: dbousfie@uwo.ca
Office: Social Science Centre 4164


Research Interests

Dan Bousfield researches the intersections of social movements, protest and political economy with an emphasis on psychoanalysis, gender, technology, pedagogy and resistance.


Current Research Projects

Current research areas include: intersections between technology and social exclusion; social movement activism in cryptocurrency markets; vegetal ontologies and settler colonialism; democratizing surveillance and dark market actors.


Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • 2018: "Faith, Fantasy and Crisis: Racialized Financial Discipline in Europe” in Kapoor, Ilan, ed. Psychoanalysis and the Global. U of Nebraska Press.
  • 2017: “Towards a North American Energy Bloc: The Geopolitical implications of Market Preserving Federalism” in Ovadia, Jesse Salah, and Tim Di Muzio, eds. Energy, capitalism and world order: Toward a New Agenda in International Political Economy. Springer.
  • 2013: "Fighting the Power? Struggle and Resistance in 'Capital as Power'" in The Capitalist Mode of Power: Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value. Ed Tim DiMuzio, University of Wollongong. (Routledge, RIPE Series in Global Political Economy).

Recent Conference Presentations

  • 2019: Invited Panellist “Digital Democracy: Global Dimensions—2019” McMaster University, April.
  • 2019: “Democratizing Surveillance: Digital Rights Beyond the Consumer"” International Studies Association, Toronto, April.
  • 2018: “Socially Re-Embedding Crypto-Currencies: Challenging Libertarian Fantasies and Neoliberal Panaceas” International Studies Association, San Francisco, April.
  • 2018: “Automation, Settlement, and Agency in Vegetal Worlds” International Studies Association, San Francisco, April.
  • 2017: “Aspirational Whiteness and Settler Fantasies: Ignorance   and Failure as Political Categories” LACK II: Psychoanalysis and Politics Now. October 19-21.
  • 2017: “Emotional Care in Humanitarian Work: The Haitian Imaginary in Global Intervention” Canadian Association of Geographers May 29-June 2.
  • 2016: Racialized hearts & minds: Emotional Labour and leadership in the teaching/learning of IR” with Heather Johnson (Queen’s University Belfast) and Jean Michel Montsion (York University). 2016 Millennium Conference, London UK, October 22-23.
  • 2016: “Faith, Fantasy and Crisis: Anglosphere Discipline in Global Debt Restructuring” Association of American Geographers, San Francisco. March 31.
  • 2015:“Theorizing the Cyber Gateway” International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans.
  • 2015: "Posthuman Markets: Regulation and Ideology in High Frequency Trading" New Directions in IPE conference, Warwick, May.
  • 2015: "Theorizing the Cyber Gateway" International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, February.
  • 2014: "Cyber Diplomacy in Asia: Alternative Visions of Cyber Security" International Political Science Association, Montreal, July.
  • 2014: "Decolonizing the Canadian Internet: Challenging Nationalist Visions of Cyber Securtiy" International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto.
  • 2014: "Queering Canadian Foreign Policy" International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto.
  • 2013: “Canadian Cyber Diplomacies: The Challenges of Virtual Identities in Canada” Encounters in Canada Conference. May 15-17. Toronto. 
  • 2013: “Indigenous Cyber Diplomacies: Rethinking Boundaries of Sovereignty Online” International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco.
  • 2013: “Differential Struggles? Conceptualizing Global Resistance in Capital as Power” International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco.
  • 2012:  “The Generative Power of the Corporation: Developing in the Virtual Economy” 3rd Annual Forum on Capital as Power, York University. September 28-20.
  • 2012: “Theorizing ‘Virtual’ Economic Development: Laboring in the Virtual Economy” International Studies Association Annual Convention, April 1-4.
  • 2012: “The Monstrous Character of the Tar Sands: Abjection and Nationalism in Canadian Identity” International Studies Association Annual Convention, April 1-4.
  • 2012: “Occupying Education: Learning From Protest.” Invited Lecture, Canada International Council. McMaster University, January 24.
  • 2011:  “Beyond Humanitarianism: A Gramscian Approach to Canadian Foreign Policy” International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 16-19. Montreal.
  • 2011: “The International Relations of Social Networking: Memes, YouTube and Going Viral” International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 16-19. Montreal
  • 2010:   “Stop Resisting: The Politics and Ethics of ‘Going Viral’” Popular Culture and World Politics III. York Centre for Security Studies November 4-5.
  • 2010: “The ‘False Choice’ of Liberal Democracy: Participatory Assessment in the IR Classroom” International Studies Association Annual Convention February 17-20.
  • 2010: “Phantasy and Crisis: the Role of Belief in Economic Stimulus” International Studies Association Annual Convention February 17-20.
  • 2010: “Norm Confusion and the Olympic Movement” Co-author with Jean Michel Montsion and discussant for “International Relations and Sport: Critical Interventions on Olympic Issues”. International Studies Association Annual Convention February 17-20.
  • 2009:  “Fighting the Power? Struggle and Resistance in ‘Capital as Power’” Rethinking Marxism, University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 5-8.
  • 2009: “Methods of Struggle or Struggling Methods: Academic Depictions of International Protest” Canadian Political Science Association. Carleton University, Ottawa. May 27-29.
  • 2009: “The Diplomacies of Ultimate Fighting: Resurgent Masculinities of Global Militancy” International Studies Association. 50th Annual Convention. New York. February 15.

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2017-2018: Marilyn Robsinon Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2016-2017: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
  • 2015-2016: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
  • 2014-2015: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
  • 2011-2012: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
  • 2012-2013: Nominated for USC Teaching Award
  • 2010-2011: USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
  • 2010-2011: Nominated for USC Teaching Award