Meet the students who are affiliated to the Programme
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.
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.
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.
Hannah den Boer
Hannah den Boer is a Student Fellow with the PSRP from November 2019 – January 2020. She recently completed her MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Hannah’s research interests include anthropology of international development, access to justice and local peace processes. For her MSc dissertation she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Sumba, Indonesia, on customary law systems and land.
Gurlay Firatli is a Student Fellow with the PSRP from November 2019 – January 2020. Gurlay is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Fiona Knäussel is a Student Fellow with the PSRP from November 2019 – July 2020. Fiona recently completed her LLB at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include gender perspectives in peace processes, women’s rights during conflict, and the application of PeaceTech to women’s peacebuilding activities.
Chulani Kodikara is a Student Fellow with the PSRP from November 2019 – January 2020. She 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.
Johanna Rodehau-Noack is reading for a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her work is on the role of norms in political marketplaces and political settlements.