Associates

The following Programme Associates are involved in the Peace Process strand of research on the Political Settlements Research Programme

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Dr Sahla Aroussi

Programme Associate (PA-X)

Dr Sahla Aroussi is a Research Associate at the University of Coventry. Her research interests lie in the field of gender and conflict, in particular the UN’s agenda on Women, Peace and Security; peace agreements; transitional justice; wartime sexual violence; and gender equality in transitional societies.

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Projects: Peace Processes

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Dr Andrea Birdsall

Programme Associate (PA-X)

Dr Andrea Birdsall is a Lecturer in International Relations and Co-Director of Undergraduate Teaching in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the Co-Director of the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security.  Her main research interests lie in the interplay between International Relations and International Law with a particular focus on human rights, international criminal justice and global governance.

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Projects: Peace Processes

 

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Dr Cindy Wittke (Daase)

Programme Associate (PA-X)

Dr Cindy Daase is a Senior Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) with the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. Her research interests cover internationalised peace agreements between state and non-state parties to settle protracted intra-state conflicts, the role of the United Nations/Security Council, regional organisations, non-state actors, arbitration during the negotiation and implementation of peace agreements.

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Projects: Peace Processes

Dr Cera Murtagh

Cera Murtagh is a post-doctoral research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, where she works on the ESRC-funded project ‘Exclusion Amid Inclusion: Power-Sharing and Non-Dominant Minorities. She holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

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Dr Patrycja Stys

Dr Patrycja Stys is a Research Officer at the Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID), within the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the LSE. Her research focuses on networked dynamics of governance, cyclic violent and non-violent mobilisation, and the contestation and negotiation of authority in transitions from conflict to stability in Central Africa.
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies (CAS), she worked on the ESRC-DFID Poverty Alleviation Grant ‘A Comparative Analysis of Ex-Combatants’ Economic and Social-Political Power during and after War’. PSRP jointly funded her data collection in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which entailed nearly seven months in the field and was carried out with a team of seven Congolese researchers.
Pat remains an Honorary Fellow at CAS and a Visiting Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology.