School of Government and Society Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Park House, The Southfield Room
Wednesday 13th March (09:00-18:00)

To register please email Rhys Crilley on


This event is a brilliant opportunity for staff and students to find out what the School's PhD students are working on, as well as an opportunity for all our PhD students and staff to get together and discuss on-going research.

The event is free to attend and open to all undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff members. Throughout the day PhD students will be presenting their work on a variety of interesting topics that should be of interest to everyone within the School of Government and Society. Alongside this there will be a welcome talk by Dr Deema Kaneff and the day will finish with a presentation from Dr Linda Ahall on the processes of research, job hunting and getting published.

The lunch and wine reception are free to all attendees. See below for full timetable and further information on panels and papers being presented.

To register please email Rhys Crilley on


09.00 - 09.30     Registration and Coffee

09.30 - 09.45    Welcome Talk by Dr Deema Kaneff

09.45 - 10.45     Panel Session 1 : Conducting Fieldwork in Eastern Europe

Convened by Dr Deema Kaneff

  • Veysel Erdemli: 'The Georgian immigrants in Turkey'
  • John Kennedy: 'Researching industrial risk in Russia: initial approaches'

10.45 - 12.00     Panel Session 2 : Contemporary Technologies of Security

Convened by Jonna Nyman

  • Rhys Crilley: 'Interrogating visual representations of conflict: legitimacy claims and the "clean" war narrative'
  • Andris Banka: 'American drone attacks and the norm against assassination'

12.00 - 13.00     Lunch (will be provided)

13.00 - 14.00     Panel Session 3 : Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Convened by Gareth Wall

  • Daniel Pinheiro Rio Tinto de Matos: 'A Death Foretold: explorations on the effect of emergence of Anarchy to the outbreak of political violence in domestic settings'
  • Renia Kartsonaki: 'The Role of International Actors in State Secession and Recognition: the case of Kosovo'
  • Lance Davis: 'Russia's approach towards Humanitarian operations: a security governance perspective'

14.00 - 15.15     Panel Session 4 : Development and Political Change

Convened by Stephen Jeffares

  • Duncan Leitch: 'The role of international donor advice in the reform of public administration in Ukraine: the case of Regional Policy'
  • Gareth Wall: 'Local priorities for development - is it worth asking?'
  • Hebatullah Selim: 'Salafis discourse analysis concerning social and political change in Egypt'
  • Eleanor Chowns, ‘The Mystery of the Vanishing Borehole Maintenance Fund: Community Management in Rural Water Supply in Malawi’

15.15 - 15.30     Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.45     Surviving the PhD and Beyond: Research, Job hunting and Getting Published

  • Guest speaker Dr Linda Ahall (Keele University)
  • Kenneth Searle: ‘Non-elite interviews in the context of my PhD’

16.45 - 18.00     Wine Reception

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