Staff Profiles

Dr Chrissie Steenkamp

Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Change

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483693



I am a senior lecturer in Social and Political Change. I teach and carry out research in Politics and International Relations, with a specific interest in Peace and Conflict Studies. Originally South African, I have studied and taught at universities in South Africa, Northern Ireland and England.  I am particularly interested in the impact of violence on peacebuilding and the relationship between organised crime, conflict and peace and I have carried out extensive fieldwork on these topics in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.