Caitlin Ryan

Caitlin Ryan is Assistant Professor in International Security at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She also has affiliations at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone, and Sciences Po (Paris). She teaches classes on research methods and practice, and the relationships between conflict and development, and on (in)security in the ‘Anthropocene’ as part of four different degree programs. Her research draws on debates in postcolonial and feminist security studies and on methods from Anthropology to engage with the political and economic dynamics in post-war contexts. She has particularly focused on the global-local political economies of natural resources, the expansion of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and women’s post-war economic empowerment. She currently works on large-scale land deals and land reform in Sierra Leone and Liberia through considering the relations of power bound up in land. Additionally, she is working on a collaborative project with Maria Martin de Almagro (University of Ghent) that examines the UN agenda on 'Gender, Natural Resource Management and Peace.' She has published recent articles in Environment and Planning A, the European Journal of International Relations and Third World Quarterly, and is presently finishing a book manuscript that examines deals for plantation agribusiness in Sierra Leone. 

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University of Groningen