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Teaching Fellows

Dr Zahbia Yousuf

Room K6.08

Department of War Studies

Kings College London



Tel: (+44) 7970 91052

Areas of Interest

  • Dynamics of Peace Processes
  • Strategy Theory
  • Political Violence
  • War to Peace Transitions
  • Conflict and Development


Dr Yousuf joined the department in September 2011 as a Teaching Fellow on the MA in Conflict, Security and Development. She completed an ESRC-funded PhD in War Studies from Kings College London in 2010 looking at strategic decision-making in peace processes, focusing on the cases of Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and Kashmir. This involved extensive ethnographic fieldwork in each of the regions. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) at the University of Ulster, and at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin.

Publications list

  • ‘Evaluation: From Public Programmes to Research’ in Duggan and Bush (eds.) Evaluating Research in Violently Divided Societies, (IDRC, 2011 ‐ Forthcoming)
  • ‘Strategising Peace Processes’, Forthcoming
  • ‘Tactical Bargaining in Peace Negotiations and the Myth of Reconciliation’, Forthcoming
  • ‘Counting the Costs of Conflict: Epidemiological and Economic Perspectives’ Policy Report No 17, DIW 2010
  • Unraveling Identities: Citizenship and Legitimacy in a Multicultural Britain’, European Journal of Cultural Studies 2007 10: 360‐373
  • ‘Similar Dynamics Propel Both Struggles: A Comparative Analysis of the Northern Irish and Israeli/Palestinian Peace Processes’ Bitter Lemons International, 2007 38:5
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