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Flavia Gasbarri

Teaching Fellow 

FlaviaGCo-Chair: KCL Africa Research Group

Room K7.11
Department of War Studies
King's College London



Flavia Gasbarri holds a PhD in War Studies from King's College London, where she is currently Teaching Fellow and co-Chair of the Africa Research Group. Her doctoral project was entitled "The United States and the end of the Cold War in Africa, 1988-1994" and for her thesis’ fieldwork, she spent one semester (April-September 2012) in the United States as Junior Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. She has also extensively researched on US policy in the Rwandan genocide and in the Great Lakes region.

Besides her research, Flavia Gasbarri worked as Teaching Assistant in the Department of War Studies and in the Department of History at King’s College between 2011 and 2015, covering a broad range of courses on both politics and history. In January-July 2015 she was appointed Teaching Fellow in the Defence Studies Department at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) in Shrivenham where she worked as Academic Tutor for the British Armed Forces (both at junior and senior level).

Research Interests
  • Cold War in the Third World
  • Southern Africa
  • Horn of Africa
  • African Great Lakes region
  • Rwandan genocide
  • US-Africa relations
  • Post-Cold War US foreign policy

Flavia Gasbarri (2017): "Revisiting the Linkage: PDD 25, Genocide in Rwanda and the US Peacekeeping Experience of the 1990s", The International History Review, DOI: 10.1080/07075332.2017.1354311

Accepted for publication: Flavia Gasbarri, "From the Sands of the Ogaden to Black Hawk Down: the End of the Cold War in the Horn of Africa", Cold War History, estimated date of publication: August 2017

Forthcoming: Flavia Gasbarri, “Ronald Reagan and the Cold War endgame in the periphery: the case of Southern Africa” in Reagan’s World: The Cold War and Beyond ed. Jonathan Hunt, Simon Miles (Cornell University Press)

Review of “1989 as a Political World Event: Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization”, ed. Jacques Rupnik, e-International Relations (, March 2014


4SSW1007 History of the International System (BA1)

6SSW3004 War and International Politics in Africa (BA3)

7SSWM140 Conflict, Security and Development (MA)

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