Project Team

Dr Rachel Kerr (PI), Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Professor James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Associate Professor of Global Politics, Department of Government, and Research Fellow, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Paul Lowe, Reader in Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Dr Milena Michalski, Artist-in-Residence, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  Milena interweaves her practice as a visual artist with academic research. Her practice engages particularly with place and perception, sight and site, using a range of media including print-making, photography, film, and site-specific installation. Milena has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of multiple awards and residencies. Her work is held in public and private collections. Milena has had various positions and associations with King’s on ESRC, EU, and AHRC-funded projects since 2000. She has also collaborated on projects with the British Film Institute, has facilitated MA seminars and been guest lecturer at Tate galleries and at Chelsea College of Arts. She has published on film, and on conflict and visual imagery.

Dr Tiffany Fairey, Research Fellow, University of the Arts, London and Research Associate, King’s College London.  Tiffany’s research focuses on the impact, ethics and promise of participatory, collaborative and community based visual arts and media.  Co-founder of the award-winning charity, PhotoVoice, and co-director for its first 10 years (1999-2009), Tiffany has wide ranging experience as both a practitioner and researcher of participatory photography as a tool for dialogue and social change.  In 2010 Tiffany was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service.  She completed her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College in 2015.

Dr Jelena Petrovic, Research Associate, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  Jelena completed her doctoral thesis on effectiveness of conditionality in the Western Balkans at the War Studies Department, King’s College London and remained deeply interested in issues of transitional justice and reconciliation in the region. Jelena came back to King’s from the position of a Senior Project Manager and Analyst in the private consultancy Wikistrat, and she previously held research positions and internships in the Belgrade Centre for Security Studies, UK Defence Academy and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. In 2012, Jelena won St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Prize for her work on nationalism among youth in the Western Balkans.

Tom Paskhalis, PhD candidate, e Institute of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Sceience.

Dr Henry Redwood, Research Associate, Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Dr Ivor Sokolic, Research Officer, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests focus on transitional justice and nation-building in the former Yugoslavia, with a particular interest in Croatia. He completed a PhD at University College London on that topic and he has published in Nationalities Papers, Nations and Nationalism and The Croatian Political Science Review.

Ari Salazar Volkmann is an artist and undergraduate student in International Relations in the Department of War Studies.