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Conflict, Violence and Security

The "Conflict, Violence and Security" research cluster aims to bring together those working in the areas of conflict and conflict processes, violence (and efforts to counter it, including non-violent approaches to conflict), and security - broadly defined to include human security initiatives as well as the security-seeking practices of political actors from the local to the global.  

Charli Carpenter

My teaching and research interests include the politics of war law, transnational advocacy networks, protection of civilians, humanitarian disarmament, and the role of popular culture in global human security policy. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security. I work with...Read more

My research is focused on law and immigration politics, and I have a particular interest in migrant categorization and the concept of a refugee. My published work has examined how the United States and other liberal democracies use administrative agencies and courts to adjudicate migration and citizenship questions, and the political...Read more

My research and teaching focus on political violence, specifically examining the relationships between gender and violent non-state actors. I am particularly interested in women's participation in rebel and terrorist organizations, visual insurgent propaganda, rebel legitimacy, and sexual violence. My research is published in International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, European...Read more

Paul Musgrave is assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studies U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and how oil revenues change political institutions. His research has appeared in International Organization, International Studies QuarterlyComparative Political StudiesAmerican Politics Review, and International Theory. and he has written for The Washington...Read more

Dr. Rowen's research focuses on law and society, transitional justice, international criminal law, social movements, and international and comparative methods. Her research is centered on the use of law to redress mass atrocity and aid vulnerable groups. Dr. Rowen's current projects examine the confluence of domestic immigration and international criminal law within...Read more