Membership and Mailing List

Network discussion listserv – coming soon

Members List – if you would like to be included on the list of members, please send an email to stateviolenceresearchnetwork[at]gmail[dot]com with your full name, institution (if applicable), email address, and a list of research interests/areas

George Francis Bickers – University of Manchester
SVRN Co-Founder and Facilitator
Research Interests: anarchism; urban space; conflict with the state; police violence and resistance; queer writing; women’s liberation; black power and liberation; the underground press; drug cultures; veganism; civil defense and/as violence.

Sarah Bolger – University of Manchester
Research Interests: Gendered and sexual violences against women in women’s fiction in Ireland; Neoliberalism and women’s lives in Ireland during and after the Celtic Tiger; frustrated autonomy in post-Tiger Ireland; subjectivity and subjection in contemporary fiction by Irish women.

Francesco Buscemi – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Research Interests: Civil war; insurgency; Armed non-statutory actors (ANSA); small arms and light weapons (SALW); rebel governance; SALW governance; character and functions of (armed) violence; Myanmar.

Ingri Buer – Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester
Research Interests: Peace formation; grass-root peace and non-violence projects; social justice; Brazil; favelas; black power and liberation; urban violence; state violence; cultural and structural violence; racism; marginalisation and criminalisation of the poor; crime in relation to peace and conflict studies; peace and conflict studies in the context of urban violence.

Martin Philip Coward – University of Manchester
Research Interests: Political violence; conflict in urban areas; drone warfare

Jasmine Fish – Manchester Metropolitan University
Research Interests: Police and state violence; miscarriages of justice; organised crime; transnational crime; politics of imprisonment; gang cultures; racial justice; feminism.

Rana Khalaf – Humanitarianism and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester
Research Interests: Civil society; state formation during conflict; local governance during conflict; women in conflict contexts; peace and conflict; Country focus–Syria.

Bharat Malkani – School of Law and Politics, University of Cardiff
Research Interests: Death penalty; retributivism; miscarriages of justice; interactions of human rights law and criminal justice systems; racial justice.

Azfar Shafi – CAGE
Research Interests: PREVENT; surveillance; counter-terrorism policing.

Simon Springer – Newcastle University, Australia
Research Interests: anarchism; Cambodia; critical discourse studies; geographies of violence; homelessness; legal geographies; neoliberalism; unschooling; veganism.

Philip Sulter – University of Manchester
SVRN Co-Founder and Facilitator

Emma Tollefsen – University of Manchester
Research Interests: Anthropological ideas of identity and community, State formation; Social organisation and politics; conflict with the state; anarchism; police violence and public resistance; anthropology of space; human rights and cultural relativism; hegemonic relationships.

Carlos van Tongeren – University of Manchester
Research Interests: Post-totalitarian cultures; memories of dictatorial violence; performance arts and activism; art and lived democracy.