Dominik Zaum

Email: d.zaum@reading.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 6108

Research interests:

  • Political economy of state- and peacebuilding in conflict affected countries, in particular the impact of such efforts on local political and economic settlements and dynamics
  • Corruption, and in particular in the impact of corruption on political stability and risks of violent conflict, and in the spread of anti-corruption institutions. One of my current projects examines the diffusion and efficacy of Anti-Corruption Commissions across the world.
  • International organisations, especially the UN Security Council.

Rosa Freedman

Email: r.a.freedman@reading.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 7507

Research interests:

  • Human rights bodies
  • Creation and implementation of international human rights law
  • Accountability for human rights abuses committed by UN actors
  • Intersection between international law and international relations

Sarah von Billerbeck

Email: s.b.k.vonbillerbeck@reading.ac.uk

Research interests:

  • Post-conflict peacekeeping and peacebuilding
  • Civil war, the United Nations, international organizations, and legitimacy
  • Multilateralism and peace operations
  • Methodological issues in studying the UN

Martin Binder

Email: m.binder@reading.ac.uk

Research interests:

  • International organisations
  • International security
  • Global order
  • Human rights
  • The authority and legitimacy of international organisations
  • The determinants of third-party intervention
  • The implications of ‘rising powers’ for world order

Georgina Holmes

Email: g.holmes@reading.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Development of gender mainstreaming as a policy frame in global governance
  • Issues around implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (women, peace and security)
  • Integration of African female uniformed personnel in peace support operations
  • The evolving gender dynamics in conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa

Corinne Heaven

Email: c.heaven@reading.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 7058

Research interests:

  • The role of expert knowledge for international organisations, in particular the UN
  • Commissions of Inquiry in the field of IHL and human rights

Susan Breau

Email: s.c.breau@reading.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 7509

Research interests:

  • Public International Law: the lawfulness of the use of force, customary international law, international humanitarian law, international organisations law
  • International Human Rights Law: self-determination, group rights, women’s rights, children’s right

Marie Aronsson-Storrier

Research interests:

  • Public International Law
  • International Law-making
  • International Law on the Use of Force
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Human Rights
  • Water Security
  • Disaster Law
  • Sustainable Development
  • Legal Theory
  • International Governance
  • International Humanitarian Law

Mai Sato

Research interests:

  • Death penalty, public attitudes to punishment, and international human rights law
  • Miscarriages of justice and the Criminal Cases Reviews Commission
  • Normative approaches in regulating crime
  • Social survey methods (both quantitative and qualitative)

Philipp Lottholz

Philipp Lottholz

Philipp is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Birmingham, where he conducted research on community security practices and their relation with imaginaries of social order and statebuilding in the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia. Adopting a practice-based approach to follow and analyse the implementation of peace and security projects on the community level, Philipp collaborated with a number of international organisations, Kyrgyzstani NGOs and civil society initiatives. His research is published in International Peacekeeping, Central Asian Survey and the recently published edited collection Interrogating Illiberal Peace in Eurasia. Critical Perspectives on Peace and Conflict. At UNGOP, Philipp is conducting research on senior leadership performance management in international organisations.