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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

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

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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.