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Mandy Turner

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Dr Turner is a senior researcher with Security in Context, which is a multidisciplinary, international network of scholars and activists researching and writing about conflict, peace, security, and development from a critical and Global South perspective. Her research focuses on the political economy of conflict and peace, humanitarianism and multilateralism, and the situation in Israel and Palestine.

After her PhD which was awarded in 2000, Mandy started her career as a journalist with The Guardian newspaper in London, then entered the academy as a research fellow then senior lecturer in the peace studies department at the University of Bradford, UK. From 2012-2020, Mandy lived and worked in Palestine as director of a British Academy international research institute, the CBRL Kenyon Institute. She left this position to become professor of conflict, peace and humanitarian affairs at the University of Manchester, UK, which she held for four years until she joined Security in Context in January 2024.

Mandy’s most recent book is an edited collection called From the River to the Sea: Palestine and Israel in the Shadow of ‘Peace’ (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019). Her previous books are: The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace (co-edited with F.P. Kühn. Routledge, 2016); Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy: De-development and Beyond (co-edited with O. Shweiki. PalgraveMacmillan, 2014), and Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding (co-edited with M. Pugh and N. Cooper. PalgraveMacmillan, 2008). She can be contacted on: