Séverine Autesserre

Barnard College, Columbia University (New York) Department of Political Science Professor sa435@columbia.edu Office: (212) 854-4877

Bio/Research

Severine Autesserre is an expert in war, peace, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, and African politics. She currently works as a Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University (USA).

Autes...


Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

Severine Autesserre is an expert in war, peace, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, and African politics. She currently works as a Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University (USA).

Autesserre has written two award-winning books and a series of articles. Her latest book, Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2014), examines how everyday practices, habits, and narratives influence the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions on the ground. My previous book, The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding (Cambridge University Press, 2010), focuses on local violence and international intervention in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is currently writing a new book—tentatively entitled Peace, Actually—that examines what works in building peace after mass violence.

Before becoming an academic, Autesserre worked for humanitarian and development agencies in Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nicaragua and India. Autesserre holds a post-doctorate from Yale University (2007), a Ph.D. in political science from New York University (2006), and master’s degrees in international relations and political science from Columbia University (2000) and Sciences Po (France, 1999).


Click to Shrink <<