PhD, University of Manchester, 2008
MA, University of Manchester, 2004
BA(Hon), University of Toronto
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 analyzing 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 pacifism, 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 peace studies, international relations, humanitarian studies and human rights.
Shelling, W and Peterson, J (2021) ‘Student Led Advocacy and the “Scholars in Prison” Project: Experiential Learning and Critical Knowledges in International Relations’ in Signature Pedagogies in International Relations, edited by Jan Ludert: E-International Relations Publishing.
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.