My research seeks to analyze the role that universities play in post-war environments. In particular, it examines how the dynamics of university communities, alongside the shifting landscapes of higher education, influence the ability of universities to engage with issues of conflict, peace, and social change. Fieldwork for the project has been carried out in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.
The research is funded by a Perfect Storm Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship.
2017 - present: PhD International Development, University of Edinburgh
2015 - 2017: MSc International Development, University of Edinburgh
2006 - 2010: BA (Hons.), MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
June 2019: Visiting Research Student, The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
January - April 2019: Visiting Research Student, The Open University of Sri Lanka
Professor Jonathan Spencer
Dr. Hazel Gray
Knowledge production, Education, Peace and conflict, Post-conflict societies, Post-conflict reconstruction, Higher education, Pedagogy and politics, Knowledge and development