Our members have conducted extensive field research in a range of states, including: Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Mozambique, Haiti, Kosovo and East Timor.
Jonathan Fisher, Senior Lecturer in African Politics. His research interests include the politics of knowledge construction in conflict and post-conflict settings and the regional and international security politics of East African states.
Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Senior Lecturer at IDD. His recent interests include state building and state formation, narratives of resistance to international interventions, hybridity and political order, as well as the political economy of interventions. He has done fieldwork in Georgia, Timor-Leste and Kosovo, and his most recent fieldwork has been in post-earthquake Haiti.
Martin Ottmann, Birmingham Fellow at IDD, works on civil conflicts and post-conflict transformations. His recent research focuses on the relationship between power-sharing and political violence and the political economy of post-conflict situations. Martin’s research combines advanced statistical research methods with qualitative field research.
PhD doctoral researchers
Sumedh Rao, Research Associate at the GSDRC and Doctoral Researcher at the ICCS. His primary interests are psychology, conflict and governance. His recent work has been on intergroup relations in post-conflict societies, and institutional and public sector reform in Northern Ireland.
Siân Herbert, Doctoral Researcher at IDD. Her recent interests include: the determinants of conflict and state fragility and state-building responses; political settlements; the relationship between inequalities and conflict; and the politics of aid and development policy.
Philipp Lottholz, Doctoral Researcher at IDD, is doing research on the role of cicil society actors in police reform and security sector reform (SSR) in Kyrgyzstan. This is part of his broader inquiry into processes of post-liberal statebuilding in post-Soviet Central Asia. His research interests include political sociology, post-Soviet/post-Socialist studies and post-/decolonial International Relations.
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