Instructor, Political Science and Vantage College

Jenny Peterson joined the department from the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (Manchester) where she worked as a lecturer from 2009-2013. She is broadly interested in the politics of international aid with her past work analysing process of liberal peacebuilding and critiques thereof. Finding much of this critical work homogenizing of a diverse range of processes she has recently began exploring conceptual and empirical deviations from the liberal model. Engaging with debates on agonism, resistance, hybridity and political space she is now exploring diversity and innovation, both local and international, in peace/justice movements. She has conducted research and led student fieldtrips in Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Ghana. Her teaching interests include international relations, comparative politics, humanitarian studies and peace studies. Based in Political Science will also be teaching at UBC’s new Vantage College.

Winter 2018

POLI100 Introduction to Politics Sections

Political issues and case studies, drawn from Canadian and international contexts, will be used to introduce students to central debates and concepts of politics and political analysis.

Winter 2018

POLI370A Issues in International Conflict Management - IS INTCNFT MNGT Sections

Problems of managing conflict in the international system (e.g., intervention, mediation, sanctions). Topics will vary from year to year.

Winter 2018

POLI464F Problems in International Relations - PROB INTRL RELTN Sections

Content varies from year to year. Consult the departmental website. One section (of 3 credits) is reserved for fourth-year students in the Major program in International Relations.

Peterson, J (August, 2018) ‘Why we should try publishing with our undergraduates’ Times Higher Education Online https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/why-we-should-try-publishing-our-undergraduates?fbclid=IwAR3x9RbE0v5ORjNgUY2h6PhrABCQ4BnlnUZvCv7XLyaR6RXgkJdCJO7f6_g

Peterson JH (2018) ‘Resisting Securitized and Militarized Understandings of Protection: Aesthetics as Counterpower’ International Politics, Online First version https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-017-0139-4

Peterson, JH (2016)  ‘Humanitarianism and Peace’ Palgrave Handbook of  Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace.  Oliver Richmond, Sandra Pagoda and Jasmin Ramovic eds. Palgrave.

Peterson, JH (2016) ‘The Politics of Crime, Violence and Policy’ in Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America: Myths Realities and Complexities.  Peterson and Howarth, eds. Lexington Books

Howarth K and Peterson JH eds (2016)  Linking Political Violence and Crime in Latin America: Myths Realities and Complexities. Lexington Books.

Peterson, JH and Mac Ginty R eds. (2015) Handbook on Humanitarian Action, Routledge Press.

Peterson, JH (2014) Building a Peace Economy? Liberal Peacebuilding and the Development-Security Industry Manchester University Press.

Peterson, JH (2013) “Creating Space for Emancipatory Human Security: Liberal Obstructions and the Potential of Agonism” International Studies Quarterly, 57(2), 318-328.

Peterson, JH (2013) “A conceptual unpacking of ‘hybridity’: Accounting for notions of power, politics & progress in analyses of aid driven interfaces” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 7(2), 9-22.

Peterson, JH and Campbell S (2013) “Statebuilding” in Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding. Roger Mac Ginty ed. London: Routeledge. 336-346.

Peterson, JH (2010) “‘Rule of Law’ initiatives and the liberal peace: the impact of politicized reform in post conflict states.” Disasters 34(1), 2010, 15-39.