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GARBA Moussa's picture
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I am a data scientist, highly resourceful, and dynamic individual with the strength, ability, and enthusiasm needed for distinctive performance and a personality that attracts confidence and trust. I graduated from the Nice Sophia University with a Doctorate’s degree in economics, econometrics, and applied statistics and two years a post-doctorate Post-doctorate in computing programming and data science at Aix-Marseille University.
Laura Kimberly's picture
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Laura L. Kimberly, PhD, MSW, MBE is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery and an Associate of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Health in New York City. Dr. Kimberly’s current work examines ethical and psychosocial implications of innovative medical interventions, with a focus on embodied selfhood, quality of life and health equity across the lifespan. She has published extensively on ethical and psychosocial considerations in facial transplantation and other forms of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) and in gender affirming care, with the goal of informing more effective approaches to assessing quality of life and psychosocial functioning across the lifespan from a social justice perspective. Dr. Kimberly holds a PhD in social work with a concentration in social policy and administration from Columbia University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she was a Director of Special Projects in the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, where she focused on population health policy, research and education. She worked previously in policy administration under former Governor Edward G. Rendell in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, serving as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Aging. Early in her career, she was a research assistant in the Program for Transplant Policy and Ethics at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received master’s degrees in bioethics and social work. She holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy with distinction from Yale University.
Gearoid Millar's picture
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My name is Gearoid Millar, and I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Head of Sociology, and Coordinator of both the MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies and the MSc in Policy Evaluation at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. My research focuses on the local experiences of international interventions for peace, justice, and development and he has published some of the key research analysing the complex and unpredictable interactions (characterised by Hybridity and Friction) between international peacebuilding interventions and the local communities and individuals who experience those interventions. Although my findings and experience are applicable to a variety of cases, my primary fieldwork has been conducted in Sierra Leone to date, with about 2 years of fieldwork over four periods between 2007 and 2013. Since 2015 I have been developing the Ethnographic Peace Research (EPR) approach in both its evaluative and scholarly registers, and I am the author of 'An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding Local Experiences in Transitional States' (Routledge 2014), and editor of both 'Ethnographic Peace Research: Approaches and Tensions' (Palgrave 2018), and 'Engaging Ethnographic Peace Research' (Routledge 2019). More recently I have been researching the complex interactions of 21st Century challenges to peace (such as climate change, global pandemics, food and water insecurity, demographic patterns, inequality, and automation) and the preparedness of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies to understand these challenges and contribute to policies and practices that might mitigate their most worrying implications. My articles on these topics and other topics have appeared in leading international journals such as the Journal of Peace Research, Peacebuilding, Cooperation & Conflict, Third World Quarterly, the Journal of Agrarian Change, the Journal of Human Rights, Human Rights Review, International Peacekeeping, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Rural Sociology, and Memory Studies. Having developed an internationally recognized expertise in these areas of study pertinent to global peace, justice, and development, I am now becoming much more interested in the application of this knowledge to policy and practice at the global, national and local scales, and am actively seeking opportunities to engage with academics, practitioners, and policymakers on these topics.
Oliver Walton's picture
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Oliver Walton is a Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath, UK, specialising in the political economy of war-to-peace transitions, NGO politics, conflict and peacebuilding. His research has focuses on the political economy of war to peace transitions, civil society, NGOs and NGO legitimacy. Recent work has examined the role of borderlands and brokers in post-war transitions in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the role of alcohol in conflict-affected regions.
Rushil Ranchod's picture
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Delivering strategic and actionable research and analysis for academic and government organisations. Crafting evidence-based communications to support strategic decision-making. Engaging stakeholders in private, public, academic and civic sectors to drive social change. Internationally experienced with engagements across multiple sectors and disciplines.
Avatthi Ramaiah's picture
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Engaged in research and teaching on issues pertaining to caste based exclusion, untouchability and atrocities/human right violation against the Scheduled Castes/Dalits in India. Published extensively on the issue of caste violence and diversity, and delivered numerous lectures in reputed universities both within and outside India. Currently a Professor at the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.
Neil Howard's picture
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My research focusses on the governance of exploitative and so-called 'unfree' labour and in particular the various forms of it targeted for eradication by the Sustainable Development Goals. I conduct ethnographic and participatory action research with people defined as victims of trafficking, slavery, child labour and forced labour, and political anthropological research on the institutions that seek to protect them. My research asks why ‘victims’ are so often excluded from the policy process and tries to make sense of the way that policy-making institutions think, work and navigate their political limitations. I frequently collaborate with the international child protection agency, Terre des Hommes, on participatory action research projects with child migrants, child workers, and street-connected children to develop ground-up responses to their circumstances. I also currently lead an ERC Starting Grant that aims to trial both action research and unconditional cash transfers as potential policy responses to indecent or exploitative work in Hyderabad, India. This project partners with the Indian Network for Basic Income and Dr. Sarath Davala, who co-led the famous Indian basic income trial in Madhya Pradesh. Lastly, I founded and am one of the editors of the Beyond Trafficking and Slavery section at openDemocracy (www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery), which aims to put radical and grassroots commentary on ‘unfree’ or exploitative work and movement into the public domain. https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/neil-howard
Phinith Chanthalangsy's picture
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Philosopher by training, Phinith Chanthalangsy is Unit Head of the Social and Human Sciences Sector, in the UNESCO ROSA Office in Harare (Zimbabwe). His fields of specialization are Comparative Philosophy, Ethics, and Cultural Studies. He joined UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) in 2007, under the Philosophy, Democracy and Human Security Programme. From 2012 to 2019, he worked in the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb region in Rabat (Morocco), in charge of Youth Civic Participation and Citizenship and Human Rights Education, Gender, Social Inclusion, Philosophy, Ethics, and Intercultural Dialogue. Prior to joining UNESCO, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient and the National Library in Vientiane, Laos.
Aurelie Charles's picture
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An economist and lecturer in global political economy with particular expertise on group behaviour in socio-ecological interactions. Research interests relate to the understanding and measurement of herd-behaviour and social norms, their impact on individual decision-making, well-being and resource entitlements. Her current research projects evolve around sustainable earnings, group inequality mapping, and cross-disciplinary approaches to climate justice.
Venera Bekteshi's picture
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Before her appointment at University of Bath, she was an Associate Professor at the University of York’s Department of Social Policy and Social Work, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign and a Postdoctorate Research Associate at the Washington University in St. Louis Medical School-Siteman Cancer Center. She earned her Ph.D. and masters in social work (Boston College), and an M.P.A. as well as an M.A. from Columbia University and St. John’s University, respectively. A native of Kosovo, Venera Bekteshi acquired extensive experience in health and mental health research over 9 years by practicing in non-profit and government sectors, among others, as an associate researcher at the United Nations’ Human Development Reports Office and as Deputy Director of the Albanian American Women’s Organization. Most of her research focuses on the health and mental needs of immigrants, the homeless and of adolescents, and on breast cancer prevention research. Yet, she also examines sex trafficking in such Eastern European countries as Albania, Kosovo, Romania, and Macedonia. Grounded in theory, her research addresses this significant issue by employing various methodological techniques, depending on data availability. For her academic contributions and her involvement in community service and development, Professor Bekteshi received several prestigious awards and fellowships, among which the First Award for Community Building and Leadership by the International Leadership Class at the University of Oklahoma and the Mayor’s Recognition for Community Service, New York. Additionally, she won several competitive research grants from the National Institute of Health, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (co-authored) and a number of NGOs in New York such as the Van Ameringen Foundation and the New York Foundation. Currently, Professor Bektheshi has several ongoing projects on topics such as discrimination and Polish immigrants (with Dr. Monika Stodolska), the emotional barriers and access to mammography among Latina immigrants, and the integration challenges they face in the United States and United Kingdom

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