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Management Team 

Director:Professor Olga Demetriou  (School of Government & International Affairs) 

Deputy Director:Professor Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Anthropology Department) 

Deputy Director: Professor Catherine Turner (Durham Law School)

Director of MSc Courses:Dr Alex Neads  (School of Government & International Affairs

 

Core Staff  

Name 

Role 

Areas of supervision 

Professor Jutta Bakonyi 

Professor in Development and Conflict in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Political Sociology of World Society 
State Dynamics and Governance beyond the State 
Dynamics of Violence and War 
International Interventions
Urbanisation and Conflict 
East Africa 

Dr Kodili Chukwuma

Assistant Professor in International Security in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Critical Security Studies
Critical Terrorism Studies
African Politics
Postcolonial Theory
Time(s) and Space(s) of (in) Security
International Relations Theory

Professor Olga Demetriou 

Associate Professor in Post Conflict Reconstruction and State-Building in the School of Government & International Affairs  

Governance and Experience of Displacement 
Borders and Migration Regimes 
Conflict Legacies and Post-Conflict Society 
Gendered Subjectivities in War and Peace 
Southeast Europe 

Dr Rob Geist-Pinfold

Lecturer in Peace and Security in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Israeli Foreign and Security Policy
Military Interventions and Occupations
Strategy and Grand Strategy
Territorial Conflict

Professor Stefanie Kappler 

Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Peacebuilding 
The European Union and Peacebuilding 
Spaces and places of peace and conflict 
Research Methods in Peace Studies 
Peace and the Arts 
Memory and Conflict
Narrative Approaches
Bosnia-Herzegovina 
South Africa 
Cyprus 
Northern Ireland 

Professor Elisabeth Kirtsoglou 

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology 

Gender 
Greece 
Identity
Politics 
Migration and Refugee Issues 

Professsor Roger MacGinty 

Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Peace 
Peacebuilding 
Everyday Approaches to Peace 
International Intervention 
Political Violence 

Dr Alex Neads 

Assistant Professor in International Security in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Construction and Diffusion of Martial Power
Warfare and the History of War
Security (Force) Assistance, Military Capacity Building, and Defence Engagement
Principal-Agent Theory and The Use Of Proxies
Military Change and Innovation, Including Defence Reform Processes
Sociology of Armed Forces, Especially Military Cohesion
Civil-Military Relations and The Politics Of Defence

Dr William Plowright

Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies in the School of Government & International Affairs 

Intra-State Conflict/Civil War
Non-State Armed Groups
Humanitarian Assistance
The Politics of NGOs
International Intervenism

Professor Catherine Turner 

Associate Professor in the Durham Law School 

Public International Law 
Transitional Justice 
Post Conflict Reconstruction
Mediation 
Critical Legal Theory 

Dr Sarah McGibbon

Lecturer in International Peace and Security in the Durham Law School 

Public International Law
Non-State Actors in International Law
Statehood; Use of Force
International Peace & Security
International Human Rights Law
State Responsibility
Critical Approaches to International Law

 

Associates, Durham University