Before moving to the Tutu Centre I was Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. At UWE I was founder and leader of the MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and convener of the University Peace and Conflict Research Cluster.
My areas of expertise include:
• Peace-Building and Democratization
• Transitional Justice
• National / Ethnic Identities and Conflict
• Politics of Contested Heritage
• Public Policy in Divided Societies
• Migrants / Migration
• Geographic Areas: Cyprus, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain and parts of the former USSR; subsidiary interest in other parts of sub-Saharan Africa as well as the Middle East
I was head of the EU/EuropeAid project "Reconciliation and Peace Economic in Cyprus" (2010 – 2012). I also headed the project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, "Post-Conflict Settlement, Heritage and Urban Regeneration in South Africa and Northern Ireland: the Redevelopment of the Old Fort and Long Kesh / Maze Prisons" (2007 –2008).
Other posts have included:
• Senior Lectureship in International Studies at Monash South Africa near Johannesburg
• Lectureship in Politics and International Relations for the Civic Education Project in Donetsk and Odessa, Ukraine; and
• Research Fellowship at the Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
I’ve taught extensively at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including PhD supervision. This includes MA modules “Foundations for Peace and Conflict Studies” and “The Politics of Human Rights,” as well as specialised undergraduate classes covering migration, development (focused on sub-Saharan Africa), nationalism, and ethnic conflict.
My academic qualifications are a double BA in Political Science (Departmental Distinction of High Honors) and English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College).
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