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Siobhan Byrne, PhD

Associate Professor

Arts

Political Science

About Me

Dr. Siobhan Byrne 

Associate Professor of Political Science

Director of the Certificate in Peace and Post Conflict Studies

University of Alberta


PhD Queen’s University, Canada

MA Queen’s University, Canada

Bachelor of Journalism and Political Science, Carleton University, Canada


Research

My research and teaching sit at the nexus of peace and conflict studies, feminist international relations, and the transitional justice field. Presently, I’m the principal investigator for two SSHRC-funded research projects: in the first project, I’m working with Allison McCulloch to develop a feminist theory of powersharing that brings together consociational approaches to conflict resolution and the UN-led 'women, peace and security' agenda. I'm also completing a manuscript that explores the relationship between identity politics and solidarity in local and transnational feminist peace movements in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland. For further information about my research, please visit: siobhanbyrne.info.

I particularly welcome applications from prospective graduate students who are interested in themes such as feminist anti-war activism, identity politics in conflict zones, feminist international relations, and peace building and conflict resolution in contemporary cases of conflict.   



Teaching

My areas of research and teaching expertise include theories of International Relations, particularly feminist and other critical approaches; peace and post conflict studies; conflict resolution and peacebuilding in ethnicized conflicts like Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and Afghanistan; the international gender, peace and security agenda; local and transnational feminist anti-war activism; and other research topics that relate to themes of gender, militarization and security.


Graduate student supervision:

Sammons, Elise. Lessons from the Past: A comparative analysis of Canadian & American commemorations of the MS St. Louis. University of Alberta, PhD student: 2017-present.

Auer, Meagan (co-supervision). Intersectional Media Analysis (IMA): A Framework for Terrorism Studies. University of Alberta, PhD student: 2017-present.

Spanner, Leigh. Gendering the Soldier: Representations of Soldiers in Canada’s Print Media Post 9/11. University of Alberta, PhD candidate: 2012-present.

Keskin, Emrah. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs and Reconciliation After Civil War: A Case Study in Bosnia and Herzegovina. University of Alberta, PhD candidate: 2015-present.

Graff-McRae, Dr. Rebecca. "Research Title: 'Neither Prison nor Museum': The Politics of Conflict Memory in Northern Ireland." University of Alberta, SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowship, 2012-14.

Harder, Ardythe. The Role of Narrative in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. University of Alberta, MA (thesis): 2016.

Imasuen, Emmanuelar. An Assessment on the Localization of UNSCR 1325 in Advancing Women, Peace, and Security: A Comparative Analysis of Northern Ireland and Liberia's NAPs. University of Alberta, MA (course-based): 2017.

Gerrits, Bailey. "Political Battlefield: Aggressive Metaphors, Gender and Power in News Coverage of Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Contests." MA, 2013.


Undergraduate student supervision and mentorship:

Bangash, Shireen. Female Perpetrators of Violence: the Case of Iraq. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2017.

Carbonaro, Elisa. Hashtags in Conflict: The Discourse of Feminist Social Media Activism and #BringBackOurGirls. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2016.

Theberge, Renee. Banksy’s Dismaland: Art as a Medium to Document and Provoke in Politics. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2016.

Kent, Emma. "Project: Mass Organizations and Women's Participation in Development: A Cuban Case Study." University of Alberta. Special undergraduate field research project in Cuba; funded through the University of Alberta Undergraduate Research Initiative, 2013.

Gerrits, Bailey. "Project: Lazy Activism, ‘Corrective’ Rape and the Law: An Analysis of the 2010 Change.Org Petition and Its Impact on Mobilization in South Africa." University of Alberta, BA Honours, 2012.

Wilson, Jeannine. "Project: Haiti from the Ground Up: Ethics of Care and Education Development Goals in Post-Crisis Haiti." University of Alberta, BA Honours, 2011.