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Ms Leah Owen

LECTURER IN POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 518599

Email address

Research Links

Office - 013
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Leah Owen is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Swansea University. She is a specialist in the study of mass violence – genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity – with a particular focus on perpetrator mobilisation, securitisation, discourse, and bureaucracies. As secondary research interests, she has written on post-conflict justice, examining the history of international and national courts, and the fraught relationship between them, as well as trans issues in international relations. She holds a D.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, funded by a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council, and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Security studies
  • Genocide
  • Post-conflict justice
  • International institutions
  • Archival research methods
  • LGBT/queer politics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Leah teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of courses relating to international relations, globalisation, (critical) security studies, archival research methods, international institutions, genocide studies.

She is particularly happy to supervise dissertations on these and related topics.

Research