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

Areas of Expertise

Intervention Demographics
Intervention Demographics
Ideology
Ideology
Political Violence
Political Violence
Governance and Security
Governance and Security
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
Expert
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

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

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Regions

Countries