- Security studies
- Global Finance, International Political Economy
- Sovereignty, sovereign debt, public credit
- History and theory of pledge, money, value, debt, collateral
- Financial security, safe assets
- Digital economy and cashless society
- Critical theory and post-structuralism, contemporary conditions of critique
My research is based at the intersection of security studies and international political economy, focusing in particular on conceptions of (in)security in global finance. This includes theories of money, debt, value and collateral, informed by a socio-political perspective that is grounded in the technicalities of modern finance.
My doctoral thesis The Security of Public Credit examined state power in the form of the credible sovereign, rather than the military state. Through four articles it analysed state security both in the narrow financial term of the 'safe asset' and more broadly as 'public credit', raising the question of how this economic imaginary of the state relates to the legal fiction of the state person.