Programme Students

Meet the students who are affiliated to the Programme

Megan Bastick

Megan Bastick is reading for a PhD at Edinburgh Law School. Her thesis is titled ‘Military Responses to Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict’ and is supervised by Christine Bell and Claire Duncanson.

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Sissela Matzner

Sissela Matzner is reading for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (Politics and International Relations). Her thesis is entitled ‘The Politics of Intervention: A Role Theoretical Exploration of Political Parties’ Foreign Policy on Military Intervention in Ongoing Conflicts’, and she is supervised by Professor Juliet Kaarbo and Dr Andrea Birdsall.

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Sean Molloy

Sean Molloy  is reading for a PhD at Edinburgh Law School. His thesis is titled ‘The Business of Peace: Exploring the Relationship Between Business, Socioeconomic Rights, and Transitional Justice’, and is supervised by Christine Bell and Emilios Avgouleas.

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Cera Murtagh

Cera Murtagh is reading for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. Her thesis is titled ‘Fighting for the Centre: Multi-Ethnic Parties in Divided Societies in Comparative Perspective’, which is supervised by Dr Wilfried Swenden, Dr Eve Hepburn and Dr Liliana Riga.

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Daire McGill

Daire McGill is reading for a PhD at the University of Ulster. His thesis is titled ‘Transitional or Transformative Justice: An Investigation into whether the Land Restitution Programme or Peasant Reserve Zones reduce Structural Violence in Colombia’, and is supervised by Prof Cath Collins & Dr Gina Bekker.

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Jeremy Armon

Jeremy Armon is reading for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. His thesis is titled ‘Leadership Succession and the Politics of Development: a comparative study of Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda 2012-17’, and he is supervised by Dr Sara Rich Dorman and Dr Sarah Vaughan.

Monalisa Adhikari

Monalisa Adhikari is reading for a PhD at University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. Her thesis is tentatively titled ‘International Influences and Engagement on Processes and Outcomes of Political Settlements in Fragile and Conflict-affected States’. She is supervised by Dr Wilfred Swenden, Prof Christine Bell and Dr Jan Pospisil.

Chulani Kodikara

Chulani Kodikara is reading for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. Her thesis is tentatively titled “Limits and Possibilities, Law and Politics: Gendered Dynamics of Post-War Justice in Sri Lanka. She is supervised by Prof. Jonathan Spencer, Prof. Christine Bell and Dr. Mihaela Mihai.