About me

Wicklow, Ireland 2018

I am Kit, an ESRC-funded PhD Candidate at the Political Science Department, University College London (UCL), supervised by Prof. Kristin M. Bakke and Dr. Nils W. Metternich. I’m from Dublin, Ireland.

My doctoral study focuses on how states affect foreign civil wars, with a specific focus on how diverging forms of external support shape relations among and within rebel groups. The central questions are: Why do states provide different forms of support? What role do external states play in shaping the relations between rebels in multi-actor civil wars? Read more about it and my other research here.

I am an active member of the Conflict & Change Research Cluster at UCL. We organize a regular research seminar series, as well as public talks and workshops enabling dialogue between academics, policy-makers, and practitioners, including an annual workshop for PhD students and early career researchers. If you would like to learn more about the group or are an academic and would like to present your work in our research seminar, please contact us here.

I am also Secretary-Elect of the Conflict Research Society (CRS), which promotes research- and knowledge-exchange about conflict processes and non-violent co-operation, both nationally and internationally. As well as a great conference every year in the UK, it provides a platform on which to meet others interested in conflict and peace studies. If you are not yet a member, you should join us!

You can download my CV here.

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