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Research Statement

Emily is a senior PhD Candidate in Sociology.

The working title of her thesis is:

The Silencing of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Survivors in the post-Yugoslav Space '.

Emily's PhD project seeks to: identify social silencing mechanisms faced by survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in the post-Yugoslav region (focusing on Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, and Kosovo); interpret how these silencing mechanisms impact survivors' ability to give voice to their lived experiences of sexual violence during conflict; and assess how a minority of survivors overcome these silencing mechanisms.


Working paper: ' Navigating Research on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the post-Yugoslav Space '. Senator George J Mitchell for Global Peace, Security and Justice working paper series, 2019.

Book review: Forgetful Remembrance: A vernacular historiography of a rebellion in Ulster by Guy Beiner. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology 7 (4), 2020.


  • PhD candidacy, Queen's University Belfast, 2017 to present.
  • MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen's University Belfast (Distinction), awarded 2017.
  • BA History and War Studies, University of Wolverhampton (First Class), awarded 2016.


  • Awarded DfE Scholarship for full-time PhD funding, 2017-2021.
  • Recipient of the University of Wolverhampton War Studies Prize, for overall outstanding achievement, 2016.


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