Peacebuilding, International Development, Humanitarianism, Critical Theory.
PhD University of Manchester, MA Poverty, Conflict and Reconstruction University of Manchester
Dr Peterson is broadly interested in the politics of international aid with her past work analysing processes of liberal peacebuilding and critiques thereof. Finding much of this critical work homogenizing of a diverse range of processes she has recently began exploring conceptual and empirical deviations from the liberal model. Engaging with debates on agonism, resistance, hybridity and political space she is now exploring diversity and innovation, both local and international, in peace/justice movements. She has conducted research and led student fieldtrips to Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Ghana. Her teaching interests include international relations, comparative politics, humanitarian studies, international development and peace studies.