Susanna Campbell

American University

Prof. Campbell’s research and teaching address war-to-peace transitions, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, international development and humanitarian aid, global governance, IO and INGO behavior, and the micro-dynamics of civil war and peace. She uses mixed-method research designs and has conducted extensive fieldwork in conflict-affected countries, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Sudan, South Sudan, and East Timor. She has received several large grants for her research, including from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Network for International Studies, as well as a United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowship. 

Prof. Campbell has extensive experience with international peacebuilding, peacekeeping, development, and humanitarian aid agencies. She has led studies of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Care International, and has worked for the Council on Foreign Relations and UNICEF Burundi. Her work on international peacebuilding and peacekeeping has had a demonstrated effect on the policies of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the United States Army as well as several International NGOs. She received her PhD in 2012 from Tufts University and was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at The Graduate Institute in Geneva and Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

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