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  • Dr Chrissie Steenkamp

    Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Change

    Department of Social Sciences

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483693



    Chrissie (Christina) Steenkamp is a senior lecturer in Social and Political Change. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of Politics and International Relations, with a specific interest in Peace and Conflict Studies. Originally South African, she has taught at universities in South Africa, Northern Ireland and England. She holds degrees from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); an MA (Comparative Ethnic Conflict) from Queen's University, Belfast, and a PhD in Politics from the University of York (UK). In her research, she is particularly interested in the impact of violence on peacebuilding and the relationship between organised crime, conflict and peace. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on these topics in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Jordan.