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Academic Career

April 2015-March 2016                 

Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.

Senior Fellow. Research Project: ‘Transitional Justice as a Travelling Norm. On the Influence of Local Concepts on Global Ideas’

Feb 2012 to date

Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg

Executive Director (Geschäftsführende Direktorin)

June 2009 to date

Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg

Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Oct 2008 - May 2009                       

Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin.

Project leader and principal Investigator (Projektleiterin) of the DFG-funded Project ‘The Politics of Building Peace: an Analysis of Transitional Justice, Reconciliation Initiatives and Unification Policies in War-torn Societies’

May 2008 – Sept 2008

Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin

Substitute Professor of International Relations (Vertretungsprofessur) for Prof. Dr. Christoph Zürcher

Nov 2007 – March 2008

SFB Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, Berlin

Guest Researcher

Jan 2003 – Dec 2006

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Project leader and investigator of DSF-funded research project: ‘Between Past and Future. An Assessment of the Transition from Conflict to Peace in Post-Genocide Rwanda’

Jan 2002– Dec 2002

Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG), International Policy Institute, King’s College, London

Research Fellow conducting research in cooperation with the UK Department of International Development (DfiD).

Oct 1997 – Aug 2002

London School of Economics and Political Science, Dept. of International Relations, London

Ph.D. candidate in International Relations. Thesis defended in August 2002 published by Palgrave/Macmillan as ‘Conflict Transformation and Social Change in Uganda’.

Oct 1995 – Sept 1996

London Centre of International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury Master of Arts Degree in International Relations. Degree awarded with distinction.

Oct 1991 – Sept 1994

University of Mannheim, Germany.

Undergraduate Studies in Politics, Media Studies and Public Law

 

Honours and Prices

1998 and

1999

Benjamin Lippincott Award for Political Theory, London School of Economics.

 

Research Projects & Grants

      

2017-2020             

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Schweden)

Peace and the Politics of Memory

mit Prof. Dr. Annika Björkdahl (Lund, Schweden), Dr. Johanna Mannegren Selimovic (Stockholm, Schweden), Dr. Stefanie Kappler (Durham, UK).

 

2017-2020

Swedisch Reseach Council (Schweden)

Cultural Heritage of Conflict

mit Prof. Dr. Annika Björkdahl (Lund, Schweden), Dr. Johanna Mannegren Selimovic (Stockholm, Schweden), Dr. Stefanie Kappler (Durham, UK).

2017-2019





2016-2019

Fritz-Thyssen Stiftung

Ascribing Individual Responsibility in the Aftermath of Collective Violence and Repression. Interpretations of Criminal Proceedings in Post-Communist Romania.

http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/personal/buckley-zistel/thyssen-projekt-englisch


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Anerkennung von sexualisierter Gewalt in Wahrheitskommissionen. Opferzuschreibungen und ihre gesellschaftlichen Implikationen in Zeiten des Übergangs.

2015-2017              

International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Collaborative international research project: Multiple Dimensions of the Acceptance of International Criminal Justice in the Post-Nuremberg Era.

(project co-leader, funded by German Foreign Ministry through the Academy)

Web: http://www.nurembergacademy.org/resources/acceptance-online-platform/overview/

2015-2016

Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg

Fellowship: Transitional Justice as a Travelling Norm. On the Influence of Local Concepts on Global Ideas.

 

2013-2016

Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF)

Genderbeziehungen im begrenzten Raum. Bedingungen, Ausmaß und Formen von sexueller  Gewalt an Frauen in kriegsbedingten Flüchtlingslagern.

Web: http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/personal/buckley-zistel/genderbeziehungen

2008-2012

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The Politics of Building Peace: an Analysis of Transitional Justice, Reconciliation Initiatives and Unification Policies in War-torn Societies.

Web: http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/personal/buckley-zistel/dfg_tj

2009-2013

Structured PhD Programme (Marburg Research Academy / HMKW)

Transitional Justice after Extreme Violence (with Prof. Dr. Anika Oettler and Prof. Dr. Mathias Bös), Philipps-University Marburg & Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Web: http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/forschung/promotion/mara_promotionsprogramm?searchterm=promotionsprogramm

2007

Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF)

Conflict Transformation: The Impact of Settlement on Social Change.

(Funding declined by applicant due to lack of time)

2003-2006

Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF)

Between Past and Future. An Assessment of the Transition from ‘Conflict’ to ‘Peace’ in Post-genocide Rwanda.

(Project leader and principles investigator. Project proposal formally submitted in the name of Prof. Dr. Lothar Brock since no PhD at time of submission).

Web: http://www.uni-marburg.de/konfliktforschung/personal/buckley-zistel/dfg_tj

Field Research

 

Uganda (1 year + several shorter visits), Rwanda (1 year + several shorter visits), Kosovo (10 days), Bosnia (several visits)


Working Groups and Research Networks

Network “Culture and its Uses as Testimony” funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2016 to date. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/languages/research/projects/culture-as-testimony.aspx

Working Group “Migration und Menschenrechte” at the University of Giessen, led by Prof Dr Jürgen Bast, 2014 to date. http://www.migrationundmenschenrechte.de/

Working Group “Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert” of the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation, led by Prof Dr Norbert Frei (Jena), 2013 to date. http://www.fritz-thyssen-stiftung.de/arbeitskreise/arbeitskreis-menschenrechte/

Network “Institutions for Sustainable Peace – Comparing Institutional Configurations for Divided Societies” (funded by Leibniz Foundation, led by GIGA, Hamburg), 2012-2016. https://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/projekt/institutions-for-sustainable-peace-comparing-institutional-options-for-divided-societies-and

Network “Konstruktivistische Konfliktforschung (NEKOKO)“ (funded by DFG), 2008-2012.

Professional Associations

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung e. V. (AFK), Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW), Peace and Conflict Studies in Social Anthropology (PACSA), Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung, Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e. V. (VAD)

 

Reviewer

Journals + Books

Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Peripherie, Millennium Journal for International Relations, International Peacekeeping, Journal of Memory Studies, Friedens-Warte, Zeitschrift für Konfliktforschung (ZefKo), Africa Spectrum, Cooperation & Conflict

Donors

Leibniz Gesellschaft, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Wissenschaftsrat, Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF), Thyssen Stiftung, DAAD, Volkswagenstiftung, Economic and Social Research Council, UK, Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung der SED Diktatur, Studienstiftung


Offices (Tätigkeiten der akademischen Selbstverwaltung)

Offices at the Philipps University Marburg

-       Executive Director of the Center for Conflict Studies (2012 to date)

-       Member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Conflict Studies

-       Coordinator of the BA export module Peace and Conflict Studies (cohort ca. 300 BA students/year)

-       Student Advisor of the BA export module Peace and Conflict Studies

-       Member of the Direktorium of the Institute for Political Science

-       Board member of the Double Degree Peace and Conflict Studies (with the University of Kent at Canterbury)

-       Co-Spokesperson representing the Academic Research Centres at the University Conference (Erweitertes Präsidium/Universitätskonferenz, (2012-2014)

-       Co-Spokesperson of the structured PhD Programme Transitional Justice nach extremer Gewalt (mit Prof. Dr. Anika Oettler und Prof. Dr. Mathias Bös, 2009-2013)

-       Spokesperson of the Diversity Commission of the Social Science Department (2011-2012)

-       Member of the Research Commission of the Social Science Department (2010-2012)

-       Member of the Peter Becker Award Commission (since 2012)

-       Member of the Commission to Re-Launch the university’s web design (since 2014)

-       Member of several Berufungskommissionen within and outside of the Social Science Department

 

Offices outside of the Philipps University Marburg

-       Deputy Chairperson of the German Foundation for Peace Research (Stellvertr. Vorstandsvorsitzende, DSF), 2016 to date.

-       Member of the Council of the German Foundation for Peace Research (Stiftungsrat der Deutschen Stiftung Friedensforschung, DSF), 2011-2016

-       Member of the Founding Commission International Nuremberg Principles Academy

-       Member of the advisory board of the ORA research project Impact of Transitional Justice Measures on Democratic Institution Building (Utrecht University & University of East London)

-       Member of the advisory boards of the academic journals Peripherie, Sicherheit und Frieden, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (ZeFKo)

-       Member of the advisory board of the NGO Peace Support Network (PSN), Peace Counts   (2010-2014), Beyond Violence (2015-2016)

-       Womens‘ Representative and co-opted board member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK), 2008-2010

 

Non-academic consultancies & employment

Oct – Nov 2008

FUBIS, FU Berlin.

Lecturer of course on Peace and Conflict Studies.

Sept 2008

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, ZIVIK

Consultant. Evaluation of peacebuilding projects in Rwanda.

June 2007 – Oct 2007

CSSP for Integrative Mediation (Christian Schwarz-Schilling Project), Berlin.

Consultant. Evaluation of mediation projects in Kosovo.

 

April – June 2007

GTZ, Uganda.

Consultant. Assessment of refugee return and conflict potential in Northern Uganda.

Jan – Dec 2001

Conflict and Peace Forums — Reporting the World Project, London.

Project manager (part-time).

Nov – Dec 2000

Inter Africa Group/Justice Africa, London.

Project manager (part-time).

Sept – Oct 2000

Justice Africa, London.

Researcher (part-time).

Jan – May 2000

GTZ, Uganda.

Consultant. Assessment of peace process in Teso, Uganda.

July – Dec 1999

Inter Africa Group/Justice Africa, London.

Project manager (part-time).