Dr Róisín Read

Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies

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I joined HCRI in 2014, having completed my ESRC-funded PhD in the Global Development Institute (then IDPM), to work on the ESRC Making Peacekeeping Data Work for the International Community Project which focused on the African Union/United Nations mission in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID). The project included the ethical and political implications of security incident data collection and analysis; the effects of different kinds of data sources (qualitative/quantitative) on narratives of conflict; the gendered nature of security data; and the politics of interpretative frames for analysing conflict. 

In September 2017, I became a Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Stuidies, my research explores the politics of international interventions in conflict, with a focus on the dynamics of knowledge production and representation. Geographically, my research is centred on Sudan and South Sudan. I am also interested in the reform of the humanitarian system, including: the use of technology in humanitarianism; the role of visual representations in humanitarian identity formation; humanitarian security; and international humanitarian non-governmental organisations’ legitimacy. 

I welcome PhD supervision inquires and I am particularly interested in supervising on issues of gender and humanitarianism; representation and knowledge production in/for international interventions; and conflict and post-conflict transitions in African contexts, especially South Sudan and Sudan.

Areas of expertise

  • JZ International relations - International Development, Sudan , South Sudan, Humanitarianism, International Non-governmental Organisations, Security

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