SOAS University of London

Violence, Peace and Development Research Cluster Members

Cluster Convenor

Dr Zoë Marriage

Professor Christopher Cramer
Research Cluster Member
Chris Cramer
Africa: economics of Africa, political economy of development, political economy of war and peace in southern Africa, and the economics of cashew production, processing and trade
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4492
  • Email: cc10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 288
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Dr Jonathan Di John
Research Cluster Member
Jonathan Di John
Development economics, economic growth, institutional economics, taxation in less developed countries, the political economy of oil states, political economy of industrial policy in Latin America, especially of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil. 
  • Tel: 020 7898 4087
  • Email: jd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 370
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2pm - 3.30pm
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 & 3 (2019/20)

Professor Jonathan Goodhand
Research Cluster Member
Jonathan Goodhand
South and Central Asia; complex political emergencies, humanitarian aid; NGO capacity building, aid, conflict and development
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4483
  • Email: jg27@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 258
  • Academic Support Hours: Wed 1 - 2 and Thurs 3 - 4
Professor Laura Hammond
Research Cluster Member
Laura Hammond

Africa; Horn of Africa; refugees and forced migration; post-conflict social integration; violence and conflict analysis; humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance; globalisation, transnationalism, diasporas and remittances; famine and food security; livelihoods in emergency contexts.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4654
  • Email: lh4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 371
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment only. Please email.

Dr Tania Kaiser
Research Cluster Member
Tania Kaiser

East Africa, particularly Uganda and Sudan, West Africa; conflict and development; forced migration; refugees; humanitarian interventions

  • Tel: 020 7898 4484
  • Email: tk51@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 290
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment, https://goo.gl/L4KXfA
Dr Anna Lindley
Anna Lindley
Global migration dynamics, politics and experiences: displacement & refugees; transnationalism & remittances; Somali mobilities; UK immigration policy; detention; access to justice; civic mobilization.
  • Tel: 0207 898 4690
  • Email: al29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 257
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment: Weds 9-11.30 (See below for link)

Professor Zoë Marriage
Research Cluster Convenor
Zoë Marriage
The political economy of security, DR Congo, demobilisation, emergency assistance to countries at war
  • Tel: 020 7898 4437
  • Email: zm2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 259
  • Academic Support Hours: By appt: https://10to8.com/book/mprnro-free/#

Research Students

Mr Benjamin Petrini
Research Cluster Member
Benjamin Petrini

Researcher and practitioner on war-to-peace transition and peacebuilding policies.

Political scientist with 5 years of experience at the World Bank on peacebuilding policies in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Conducted research and provided technical assistance on conflict analysis, forced displacement, and linkages between different forms of violence to advance the agenda of conflict prevention in the World Bank’s operations.