Vanessa Meier

Vanessa Meier

Research topic:
Causes and Consequences of External Support to Civil Wars
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Civil wars  Conflict management Foreign Policy and diplomacy Gender International security Methods Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Groups, Identities and Social Movements Violence, security and conflict 

Academic Profile

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations at St Antony's College and a Clarendon Scholar. I have previously completed an MPhil in International Relations at Oxford and hold a BA in Public Management & Governance from Zeppelin University in Germany. As part of my undergraduate degree, I spent a semester at Sciences Po Paris.

My research interest lies in international security and conflict studies with my current work examining the causes and consequences of external support to civil war parties. I am particularly interested in the effect of different types of military intervention on conflict dynamics, such as the targeting of civilians. 

I gained first professional experience working for the German Foreign Ministry, the German Commission for UNESCO, and a political foundation. 

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

I teach the PPE International Security and Conflict paper.