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Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
Principal Academic
Bournemouth University
Local knowledge and conflict transformation
United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise


Intervention Demographics

Ideology

Political Violence

Governance and Security
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
Principal Academic
Bournemouth University
Local knowledge and conflict transformation
United Kingdom

Bio

I am a social anthropologist with a long track-record of ethnographic research in post-socialist Albania, post-war Kosovo and in the Albanian diaspora. My research has focused on local and national identity politics and dealing with local pasts; the cultural production of militancy at post-war memorial sites; on nationalism and populism; on local sources of resistance to international efforts of peace- and state-building; on local knowledge for appeasement and social healing; and on the anthropology of Human Rights. At Bournemouth University (BU), I teach the ‘Anthropology of International Policy and Interventions; ‘Controversial Cultures’; ‘Growing Up and Growing Old’ and ‘Troubling Gender’. Previously, I taught at Bologna University (2003 – 2013); served as the first Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies at University College London (1997 – 2003) and directed an academic consultancy company, Anthropology Applied Limited (2005 - 2013), which produced background reports for the International Crimes Tribunal, the World Bank, criminal and immigration courts in the UK, Germany and elsewhere. At BU, I founded the Conflict Transformation Studies Group and co-lead the ‘Seldom-Heard Voices’ research initiative, both including a focus on innovate methods of engaging young people in co-creative projects aimed at widening perspectives on local pasts.
Languages spoken
Albanian
English
German

Areas of Expertise

 
Youth
Gender
Ethnic and Religious Minorities
Migration
Social Networks & Social Cohesion
Deradicalization
 
Radicalization
Media & Social Discourse
Religion & Theology
Ethnicity & Social Identity
 
Armed Actors
Armed Conflict
Terrorism
Insurgency
Sectarian Violence
Mass Atrocities
 
Governance
Security
Education
Elections
Human Protection and Rule of Law
Prisons and Corrections
 

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