Welcome to my website!


  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Peacebuilding, Post-War Reconstruction and Transitional Justice at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. I am also the Director of the newly-founded Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge at the Department.
  • In my research, I am currently interested in exploring how policy-makers and conflict experts make sense of violent conflicts and construct policy solutions through different forms of knowledge production about conflict and intervention. Related projects address a range of topics from transnational think tanks, to urban legends of intervention, and to theatrical performances taking place during politicians’ field visits.


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“A wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground by analysing how myths bind people together and set them against each other in the light of social inequalities and power struggles. Myth and Narrative in International Politics is highly recommended to all researchers working at the intersection of social theory and world politics.” (Andrew Linklater, Aberystwyth University, UK)


“Common myths have been key in human development. The shared belief in myths enabled homo sapiens to organise in larger communities, in cities, religions and nations; in short, myths are key to cooperation among strangers. However, the study of myth in International Relations is nascent at best. This collection addresses this research gap in two steps: by exploring how concepts of myth stemming from other disciplines can benefit the study of IR, it contributes to developing the theoretical and conceptual framework of IR. The empirical studies included in this volume provide a clearer picture of how myths and myth-making are utilised in different fields of contemporary international politics, thereby making a strong case for awarding this hitherto largely neglected aspect of IR more attention in the future.” (Christiane Fröhlich, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg)


  • State FormationOxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Sandy Maisel, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.


  • Symposium: "Borrowed Truths: Transfers of Expertise and Evidence Across Science, Justice and Politics", Welsh Crucible project, Cardiff University, 27 October 2016.
  • Textile art exhibition and events: "Stitched Voices of Resistance", organised by the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in Cooperation with Aberystwyth Art Centre, 25 March - 15 May 2017.
  • ESRC Seminar: "Conflict Experts: Methodology, Authority, Impact", part of the ESRC seminar series 'From data to knowledge: Understanding peace and conflict from afar', Aberystwyth University, 29 March 2017.

Research projects:

Borrowed Truths

Transfers of expertise & evidence across science, justice and politics