From the perspective of political anthropology, my research currently focuses on ‘international’ vs. ‘local’ conceptualisations of war, conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace. My geographical focus is on Syria, where I have worked with Syrians identifying with the opposition since 2011, as well as on Iraq. I also teach as an associate lecturer at the University of Bonn.
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Local concepts (conflict, conflict resolution, reconciliation, peace); epistemology; anthropology; peace negotiations; HDP nexus; decoloniality
Countries Of Expertise
After completing her PhD in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester (2013), Esther taught at the University of Manchester before joining BICC as a Senior Researcher in 2016. She also teaches as an associate lecturer at the University of Bonn. Esther is currently heading the project “How can the HDP nexus succeed? NGOs between humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding”. The focus of her current research lies on local concepts of conflict, conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace and the question as to how these concepts differ from Global Northern understandings of these terms.
Die Risiken europäischer Waffenexporte. In F. Braunsdorf (Ed.), Fluchtursachen „Made in Europe“: Über europäische Politik und ihren Zusammenhang mit Migration und Flucht (pp. 9-12).
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Globale Politik und Entwicklung) , Berlin (2017)Open