Core Team

Dr. Jonathan Luke Austin
Lead Researcher and Designer
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Jonathan Luke Austin is the Lead Researcher and Designer of the VIPRE Initiative. Austin’s work exploring the conditions of possibility for violent human rights abuses forms the core theoretical, conceptual, and empirical base of the Initiative. He directs all VIPRE research and other activities. Austin’s research expertise is focused on the conditions of possibility for political violence, the contemporary status of social critique, and the relations between technology, aesthetics, and social change. His work has been published or is forthcoming at European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Cambridge University Press, and elsewhere.
Prof. Anna Leander
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Anna Leander is a co-principle investigator of VIPRE. Leander is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She is one of the founders of the International Political Sociology school within International Relations and Political Science. Leander previously held positions at Central European University in Budapest, the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, the University of Southern Denmark, the Copenhagen Business School, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. She has worked extensively with practice theoretical approaches and she has a longstanding interest in the commercialisation of military/security matters. She recently published the Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies (2016, edited with Rita Abrahamsen) as well as articles in the European Journal of Social Theory, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, the Leiden Journal of International Law and International Studies Perspectives. Her current research focuses on the politics of digital, aesthetic and legal practices.
Prof. Keith Krause
Keith Krause is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Krause is the former director of the Small Arms Survey (SAS) and one of the early proponents of critical approaches to the study of international affairs.
Prof. Riccardo Bocco
Riccardo Bocco is Professor of Political Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Bocco’s work spans political sociology, anthropology, and political science, including extensive theoretical, empirical, and field-based experience within the Middle East (Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon).
Alice Baroni
Research Assistant
Alice Baroni is a PhD Candidate in International Relations and a Research Assistant at the VIPRE Initiative. Her work explores the role of social and political ideologies in producing conflict and preventing its resolution.
Basil Farraj
Research Assistant
Basil Farraj is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology and a Research Assistant at the VIPRE Initiative. His work explores the experiences of political prisoners within occupied Palestine.
Miguel Iglesias Lopez
Research Assistant
Miguel Iglesias Lopez is a PhD Candidate in International Relations and a Research Assistant at the VIPRE Initiative.

 


Advisory Boards

Scientific Board

Jef Huysmans Professor, Queen Mary’s University London.
Ole Waever Professor, University of Copenhagen.
Rebecca Adler-Nissen Professor, University of Copenhagen.
Christian Bueger Professor, University of Copenhagen.
Mark Salter Professor, University of Ottawa.
Isabel Bramsen Postdoc, University of Copenhagen.
Vincent Pouliot Professor, McGill University.
Dennis Rodgers Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Practitioner Board

Dr. Michele Parlevliet University of Amsterdam.
Steffen Jensen Danish Institute Against Torture.
Koenraad Von Brabant Navigation 360.
Tobias Kelly The University of Edinburgh.
Olivier Chow International Committee of the Red Cross.
Gilles Carbonnier Vice President, International Committee of the Red Cross.
Hugo Slim Head of Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross.

 

Institutional Partners