Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Research; Wallenberg Academy Fellow; Deputy Head of Department.
My research is focused on understanding civil war dynamics, in particular violence against civilians, and how interventions by the international community can influence such processes. I am heading the project Ending Atrocities: Third-Party Interventions into Civil Wars.
Areas of expertise: violence against civilians; UN peacekeeping; protection of civilians.
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I am a senior lecturer (associate professor) of peace and conflict research. Most of my research revolves around two central themes: first, understanding violence against civilians and the dynamics of civil war violence; second, the response by the international community and the impact of various forms of interventions in addressing such violence.
I got my PhD in Peace and Conflict Research from Uppsala University in 2008 (docent in 2013). After that, I spent one year as a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and two years as a researcher at the Swedish National Defence College. Since 2011, I am back at Uppsala University.
In 2014 I was appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellow, which has allowed me to build a research team around the theme of international intervention and protection of civilians. I have also developed a master-level course on this topic. As of January 2018, I serve as the Deputy Head of Department.
I am currently a member of the council of the Peace Science Society (International). I also serve on the editorial boards of three journals: Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Peacekeeping, and International Interactions. I have formerly been a member of the European Peace Science Society steering committee. Between 2015 and 2017 I served on the Swedish Research Council review panel for political science, peace and conflict, and media and communication; in 2017, I was the chair of the panel.
Current research projects:
- Ending Atrocities: Third-Party Interventions into Civil Wars (project leader Lisa Hultman)
- Threatening Ties: Understanding Wartime Civilian Targeting along Ethnic Lines (project leader Hanne Fjelde)
- ViEWS (project leader Håvard Hegre)
Recently completed projects:
- Protection of Civilians: UN Peacekeeping Strategies and Their Effectiveness (project leader Lisa Hultman)
Links to blog posts and popularized work:
- Brosché, Johan et al. “9 punkter för global fred.” Uppsala Nya Tidning, 25 October 2015.
- Hegre, Håvard, Lisa Hultman, and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård. 2015. “Peacekeeping Works”. PRIO Conflict Trends 01/2015.
- Fjelde Hanne and Lisa Hultman. “Ethnicity and Collective Targeting in Civil Wars.” Guest post at Political Violence at a Glance, 13 April 2015.
- Hultman, Lisa. “Satsa på FN:s fredsbevarande operationer.” Post on web magazine Mänsklig säkerhet, 28 Sept 2015.
- Hultman, Lisa. “Robust Peacekeeping: A Desirable Development?”, E-International Relations, 2 Sept 2014.
- Hultman, Lisa Jacob Kathman and Megan Shannon. “UN Peacekeeping and Violence in Civil Wars”, guest post on the Early Warning Project Blog, 13 June 2014.
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