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Dr Salman Al-Azami

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Main research interests: Bilingualism/Multilingualism, Multilingualism in Education, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Language, Religion and the Media, Language of Advertisement, South Asian Popular Culture

E: alazams@hope.ac.uk

Dr Gary Anderson

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Main research interests: Activism as Performance, Performance and the Domestic, the Family as an Activist Unit, Performing Social Justice, Live Art and Cultural Agency, Performance as Cultural Intervention, Cultural Activism, Unionism and Performance

E: andersg@hope.ac.uk 

Dr John Appleby

Senior Lecturer in History

E: applebj@hope.ac.uk 

Dr William Blazek

Associate Professor of American Literature

Main research interests: Modernism, Literature of the First World War, American Literature, Mythology and the Novel, Technology and Culture.

E: blazekw@hope.ac.uk 

Rev Tony Bradley

Professional Tutor in Business

Email: bradlet@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Anthony Cawley

Lecturer in Communication

Main research interests: News-Media Framing of Foreign Aid Budgets, Conflict, Political Economy of Media.

E: cawleya@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Guy Cuthbertson

Associate Professor of English Literature

Main research interests: the First World War, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Places and Exploration, Welsh Writing in English, Biography and Autobiography, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen.

E: cuthbeg@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Bryce Evans

Associate Professor of Modern History

Main research interests: Food Supply in Wartime; Peace and Conflict in Modern Irish History; Comparative National Economic Histories of the Second World War; Commemoration, Historical Memory and Identity; War and Peace in the Balkan Peninsula.

E: evansb1@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Neil Ferguson

Professor of Psychology

Main research interests: Moral Development, the Impact of Political Violence on Children, Adolescents and Adults, Peace Building and Challenging Violence, Conflict in Northern Ireland.

E: fergusn@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Lynn Hilditch

Independent Researcher and International Welfare Officer

Main research interests: The Second World War, Representations of the Holocaust in the Visual Arts, Aesthetics, History of War Photography and Photojournalism, Gender and War, Memorialization.

E: hilditl@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Michael Holmes

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Director of MA International Relations

Main research interests: Politics of the European Union, Irish Politics, Sport and Politics.

E: holmesm@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz

Lecturer in New Testament Studies

Main research interests: Children and Families, Pupils' Identities, Post conflict Education practice and Refugee Education.

E: kurekcd@hope.ac.uk 

Natalia Vibla

Lecturer in Criminology

Main research interests: Justice and human rights, security and global criminality, governance and international development.

Email: viblan@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Antoinette McKane

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies

Main research interests: inter-related disciplines of Museum Studies and Art History, social and political roles of museums, critical analyses of museum interpretation and education practices, and the role of museums in neoliberal processes of urban change.

E: mckanea@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Jacqui Miller

Principal Lecturer in Film History

Main research interests: Film history and theory, especially the relationship between film, history and culture, film noir as a transculturated form, and American cinema's ideological global domination.

E: millerj@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Catalina Montoya Londono

Lecturer in International Relations

Main research interests: Media-state relationships and conflict/peace building.

E: montoyc@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Liam O'Callaghan

Lecturer in Health

Main research interests: The social and cultural history of Irish and British sport, Sport and national identity, Sport and class, The social and cultural history of 19th and 20th century Ireland.

E: ocallal@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Terry Phillips

Chair of the International Advisory Board and Honorary Research Fellow in English

Main research interests: First world War, Irish Literature, Literature and Conflict.

E: phillim@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Simon Piasecki

Professor and Head of Department of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies

Main research interests: diaspora, flight, exile and the way in which this affects a sense of license, belonging and identity; cartography and territory; reflexivity between Self and Other.

E: piasecs@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Solomon Salako

Professorial Fellow

Main research interests: Ethics, Philosophy, International Biomedical Law, Biotechnology and International Law, Human Rights and International Relations.

E: salakos@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Sonja Tiernan

Associate Professor in History

Main research interests: Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century History; especially Gender and Women's History, Labour and Trade Union History and Irish History.

E: tiernas@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Kathrin Wagner

Senior Lecturer in Art History

Main research interests: ecclesiastical art from northern Europe (14-16th century); artists and migration in early modern times and political photography.

E: wagnerk@hope.ac.uk 

Jasna Balorda

Lecturer in Sociology

Main research interests: My field of research is focused around the complex relationships between modernity and violence, including modern genocide, colonialism and post-colonialist tendencies as well as the new totalitarianisms of modern Europe and the West, which I analyse mainly in relation to neo-liberal capitalism.

E: balordj@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Zoe Zontou

Lecturer in Drama

Main research interests: socially-engaged art, personal narratives and advocacy, arts and health, ethics of participatory arts, performance and addiction.

E: zontouz@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Simon Podmore

Senior Lecturer in Theology

Main research interests: Philosophical and systematic theology.

E: podmors@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Stephen McLoughlin

Lecturer in International Relations

Main research interests: Comparative genocide studies, mass atrocity and conflict prevention, politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, responsibility to protect.

E: mclougs1@hope.ac.uk 

Dr. Silvia Battista

Lecturer in Theatre & Performance Studies

E: battiss@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Zaki Nahaboo

Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences

Main research interests: postcolonial studies, contemporary political theory and cultural studies. I am interested in shifting the patterns of racialization, the making political subjects, multiculturalism, contemporary European migration, and genealogy as 'methodology'.

E: nahaboz@hope.ac.uk 

Rev Dr Yazid Said

Lecturer in Islam, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Main research interests: His research is focused on medieval Muslim political and legal thought and on Christian-Muslim theological encounters, with reference to the manner in which Greek philosophical thought was appropriated in both Christian and Muslim texts.

E: saidy@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Kate Mattocks

PDTF in Politics and International Relations, Department of History and Politics

Main research interests: European Union and Cultural Policy

E: mattock@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis

PDTF in Politics, Department of History and Politics

Main research interests: European Union, transatlantic relations, and international security

E: anagnod@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Aline Gaus

PDTF in Sociology

Main research interests: military death, ritualisation and memorialisation

E: gausa@hope.ac.uk 

Ailsa Fidler

Professional Tutor in the Primary Foundation Curriculum, Faculty of Education

E: fidlera@hope.ac.uk 

Sarah Black

Lecturer in Dance, Department of Dance, Drama and Performance Studies

E: blacks@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Anthony Ridge Newman

Lecturer in Digital Media

Main research interests: My interdisciplinary expertise in media and politics is largely associated with the study of political communication, political organisation and digital media. My research in these areas tends to take mixed methods approaches that are influenced by archival, textual, ethnographic and quantitative methodologies. I am the convenor and vice-chair of two PSA specialist groups.

E: ridgena@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Taras Khomych

Lecturer in Theology

E: khomyct@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Clionagh Boyle

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Early Childhood

E: boylec1@hope.ac.uk 

Terry Philips

Terry Phillips, Chair of the Board, is an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool Hope University and a founder member of the Centre. Her research is in the broad areas of literature and conflict, and on concepts of national identity, with a specific focus on literature of World War I and Irish Literature.

Prof Johan Galtung

Professor Johan Galtung can be considered a founding father of the discipline of Peace Studies and one of the most famous and influential thinkers, both in terms of the academic community as well as among practitioners. His TRANSCEND method is very widely used in the fields of conflict resolution and conflict transformation around the world. He is still very active with respect to publishing his path-breaking work and engaging in peacebuilding internationally. The Tutu Centre was privileged to host Johan Galtung in January 2013.

Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM

Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM, is the Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town, South Africa. While attending university in Durban in the mid-1970s, he served as the National Chaplain of Anglican Students, and then due to his political and social organizing efforts he was expelled from the country by the apartheid government. Over the next quarter-century, Michael lived in exile in Lesotho, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Early in that period he became a member of the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC), which was then conducting an underground guerrilla struggle against apartheid. For many years Michael also functioned as a chaplain of the ANC. From 1987-1990 Michael worked as a theological consultant and coordinated an ecumenical program of popular education about apartheid and destabilization under the auspices of the Lutheran World Federation.

Prof Simeon Ilesanmi

Professor Simeon Ilesanmi is the Washington M. Wingate Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University and Director of the University Initiative on Human Rights and Global Justice. A native of Nigeria, he was educated in Nigeria and the UK, and holds the PhD in religious ethics (Southern Methodist University) and the JD in law (Wake Forest School of Law). His work emphasises international human rights, war crimes, the relation of religion to politics in Africa, and just war theory. He is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and has held visiting appointments and fellowships at Princeton University, King's College London, United States Institute of Peace, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Nithiyananthan Nesadurai (Nithi)

Nithiyananthan Nesadurai (Nithi) is the Director of Nesa Communications, a public relations consultancy. In a voluntary capacity as President of the Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM), Nithi plays a leading role in championing the sustainability agenda in Malaysia. He is a regular speaker on the topic of sustainability, climate change and environment at events organised by academic institutions, private companies and schools. Nithi also participated in the annual Conference of Parties negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2000 to 2009. In 2010 he was appointed by the United Nations as a Consultant to conduct the 10-year review of Malaysia’s performance on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 on environmental sustainability. In his role as honorary President of the Chevening Alumni of Malaysia, an association of recipients of the Chevening Scholarships awarded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom for future leaders from around the world, Nithi has organised more than 18 forums on civil society issues within the theme of nation building since 2007. Nithi holds a Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of South Australia, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Development Planning from University College, London.

Prof Mike Stubbs

Professor Mike Stubbs has been Director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool since May 2007. Before joining FACT, he was Curatorial Manager and then Head of Exhibitions at the world leading Australian Centre for Moving Images (ACMI). An award-winning and respected moving image artist, Mike Stubbs' work encompasses film, video, mixed media installations, performance and curation.

Prof Paul Rogers

Professor Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. He has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over 30 years. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and has written or edited 26 books. He is also a regular commentator on global security issues in both the national and international media, and is open Democracy's International Security Editor. Professor Rogers works on trends in international conflict with a particular focus on the interactions of socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints. His regional emphasis is primarily on the Middle East and South Asia.

Dr Trudi Tate

Dr Trudi Tate is a Fellow of Clare Hall, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Dr Tate specialises in the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, with a particular interest in war writings from the Crimea to Viet Nam. She has published a range of books and articles on literature and cultural history of the First World War, the Crimean War, and the Vietnam War. She has published work on Australian and American veterans of the war in Vietnam and on the cultural history of the tank in the First World War.

Prof Andrew Thompson

Professor Andrew Thompson is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. He was formerly Professor of Imperial and Global History and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the relationships between British, Imperial and Global histories, especially on the effects of empire on British private and public life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the study of imperial migrations. Professor Thompson has also written about the history of colonial South Africa, informal empire in Latin America, and public memories of empire.

Prof Richard Lance Keeble

Richard Lance Keeble has been Professor of Journalism since 2003 at the University of Lincoln where he launched the country's first ever MA in peace journalism. He edited, with John Tulloch and Florian Zollmann, Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution (Peter Lang, New York, 2010) and has contributed a chapter on peace journalism to The Routledge Companion to Community and Alternative Media, edited by Chris Atton (Routledge, London/New York, 2015). He has written and edited 31 books on a wide range of topics: including practical newspaper reporting skills, media ethics, literary journalism, investigative reporting, the coverage of US/UK militarism and the secret state and George Orwell. In 2011, he gained a National Teaching Fellowship, the highest award for teachers in higher education in the UK, while in 2014 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Journalism Education. He is chair of the Orwell Society, joint editor of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics and director of the Institute of Communication Ethics.

 

Dr Kate Flynn

Dr Kate Flynn, double BA (political science and English literature, UC Berkeley) and DPhil (Politics, Oxon), works on democratization and peace-building in transitional and divided societies. She has particular expertise in civil society, public policy, transitional justice, heritage and aid with field experience in Cyprus, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Ukraine, Moldova and the Spanish Basque Country.

Email: flynnk@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Joelien Pretorius

Joelien Pretorius is an associate professor in International Relations in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). In 2006 she completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge (UK). Her PhD investigated how the Revolution in Military Affairs is impacting on South African defence thinking. She is currently researching farm violence in South Africa employing a post-colonial psychological lens. Joelien is a member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

Email: jpretorius@uwc.ac.za 

Dr David Roberts

Dr. David Roberts is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Loughborough University. He works on peacebuilding in postcolonial spaces, especially the troubled relationship the West has with the idea that sometimes democratization isn’t necessarily what people emerging from war value most. He is concerned with developing field research practices and tools that hear and project the voices of the people in whose name we claim to build peace. He is the designer of the Hearing Voices Project website. David has worked extensively in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Sierra Leone, and will be conducting a major field research exercise in Somaliland, South Sudan, Nepal and Liberia between 2016 and 2018.

Email: D.Roberts@lboro.ac.uk 

Philip Alcock

Philip was a Roman Dutch lawyer in Zimbabwe during his early career; then an English Senior Crown Prosecutor and Higher Court Advocate. He has an LL.M from University College, London. In 2001 he joined the United Nations as a UNMIK International Prosecutor in Kosovo and then went to Bosnia in 2005 as one of six international Prosecutors at the Sarajevo State Court. He investigated and prosecuted several leading trials in those countries over a period of 8 years and became expert in the practical application of international criminal law and humanitarian law in post-conflict environments via hybrid court systems. He also spent a recent year lecturing on aspects of these subjects at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia and Hercegovina, a country with which he has strong ties.

Philip dealt with one of the foremost war rape and enslavement trials to be transferred to Bosnia's State Court from the ICTY and via this gained insight and experience in collecting, evaluating and presenting evidence from women victims of such crimes.

The application of humanitarian law in all types of conflicts is a subject of special interest for Philip, in particular as to the targeting of military objects in areas of civilian occupation. He brings broad legal experience to the international criminal law field, having prosecuted such crimes in several legal systems.

Dr Elisha Ancselovits

Elisha Ancselovits has published on and teaches Advanced Halakhah (Iyyun) and Halakha as Practical Philosophy in a range of traditional institutions of higher learning in Israel, is a visiting researcher at Hebrew University's Institute of Jewish Law, and has taught Halakhic thinking at the secular Israeli HaMidrasha. He holds both rabbinic and judicial ordination and an interdisciplinary PhD in Theology (on Jewish Law from its formative period to the present) from Liverpool Hope University.

Dr Barbara Ingham

Barbara Ingham gained her doctorate from the University of Manchester, researching the peasant export producers of West Africa and Southeast Asia.

She has held senior academic appointments in the UK, as Reader in Development and International Economics at the University of Salford and currently as Research Associate in the Department of Economics at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has published extensively in the fields of international and development economics, and development studies. Recently she has managed a major study for the European Social Fund of the European Union, into barriers to employment and re-employment related to age. She is currently involved in collaborative research with the University of West Indies on the role of the Caribbean Development Bank (see Barbara Ingham and Mark Figueroa, Journal of East Caribbean Studies, Vol.34, 2009) and has been involved in major policy symposia on economic reform in small developing economies.

Barbara Ingham has served two terms on the Executive of the Development Studies Association and currently convenes one of its Study Groups.

Dr Aliyu Odamah Musa

Aliyu Odamah Musa holds a PhD in War and Peace Studies. His PhD, titled 'The role of Political, Socio-Economic factors and the Media in Nigeria's Inter-Religious Conflict', takes a look at inter-religious conflicts in Northern Nigeria and specifically examines the possibility of political meddling and the role of the media in peddling falsehood, hyping tension and/or escalating conflict. He has a background in print, online, radio and TV journalism. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Abuja, Nigeria and a master's in International Journalism from City University London, all of which have substantially shaped his knowledge of politics, conflict and reconciliation around the globe and how practice journalism works within the context of political settings – local and/or international. He has research interest in African and third world politics, Human Rights and governance, military in politics, international relations, international journalism, journalism and new media, conflict reporting, conflict studies and UN Peacekeeping Operations.

Dr Christian E. B. Pout

Christian E.B. Pout is a diplomat and an internationally renowned expert on Africa's peace and security issues. He is currently Head of Services in the Francophonie Department of the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations. Dr Pout holds a PhD Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the CEDS de Paris. He is Senior Researcher of the International Politics Department of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon and Associate Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Paris, Ecole de Maintien de la Paix de Bamako (Mali) and Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus d'Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

Dr Pout has published widely and is an international consultant for the Swiss FDFA, the UNHCHR Central Africa Office, the Niger High Authority for Peacebuilding. He is the Coordinator for the Peace Program of the Paris based think tank Centre d'Etudes et de Prospective Stratégique (CEPS).

Jennifer Verson

Jennifer Verson is a live artist, writer and cultural activist. Her current research and creative work focuses on the efficacy of live performance in peace building. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Performance from Bristol University. She has lectured at Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University and was a visiting artist for Cartographies of Justice at Liverpool Hope University. Her work has included spoken word poetry, devising, directing, puppetry, performing and playwriting. Her solo performances have ranged from durational performative installations to one woman comedy but all have been marked by her unique voice and vision of the role and responsibility the artist plays in contemporary society. She is a regular contributor to Peace News and a contributor to ‘Do it yourself: A hand book for changing our world’ edited by the Trapese Collective. In January of 2009 she emigrated from the United States to the Dingle in Liverpool. When she received her British residency in 2011 she founded Migrant Artists Mutual Aid with Fatoumata Sowe and Anne Connell.

Dr Flavio Sanza

My name is Flavio Sanza and I am an Italian Historian. I am MA in History and PhD in Strategic Sciences from Turin University, Italy. I wrote two books about Caesar as General and the meaning of Roman Imperium. I was Visiting Researcher in History Departments of Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen, Netherland), Ghent Universiteit (Ghent, Belgium) and University College of Dublin or UCD (Dublin, Ireland). I am a member of UCD Centre for War Studies. My fields of research are Julius Caesar and the Idea of Imperialism in the past. See my profile also on UCD Centre for War Studies website.

Dr Catalina Montoya Londoño

Lecturer in International Relations

E: montoyc@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Stephen McLoughlin

Lecturer in International Relations

E: mclougs1@hope.ac.uk 

Dr William Blazek

Senior Lecturer in English

Main research interests: Modernism, Literature of the First World War, American Literature, Mythology and the Novel, Technology and Culture.

E: blazekw@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Neil Ferguson

Professor of Psychology

Main research interests: Moral Development, the Impact of Political Violence on Children, Adolescents and Adults, Peace Building and Challenging Violence, Conflict in Northern Ireland.

E: fergusn@hope.ac.uk 

Dr Terry Phillips

Chair of the International Advisory Board and Honorary Research Fellow in English

Main research interests: First world War, Irish Literature, Literature and Conflict.

E: phillim@hope.ac.uk 

Prof Solomon Salako

Professorial Fellow

Main research interests: Ethics, Philosophy, International Biomedical Law, Biotechnology and International Law, Human Rights and International Relations.

E: salakos@hope.ac.uk 

Dr. Lynn Hilditch

Learning and Teaching Coordinator

E: hilditl@hope.ac.uk 

Susan Forde

HLP Lecturer International Relations

E: fordes@hope.ac.uk