Dr Ben Fermor

Ben Fermor is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Security Challenges at the University of Leeds. He researches US security and foreign policy and his PhD thesis investigated racialised and Orientalist discourses of security and threat in Barack Obama’s language on the Middle East.


Latest publications:

Fermor, B & Holland J, (2020) ‘Security and polarization in Trump’s America: securitization and the domestic politics of threatening others’ Global Affairs, 6:1, 55-70. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.

Holland, J. & Fermor, B. (2020) ‘The discursive hegemony of Trump’s Jacksonian populism: Race, class, and gender in constructions and contestations of US national identity, 2016-2018’, Politics. DOI: 10.1177/0263395720936867


Email: b.j.fermor@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @BenFermor