Nick Dorward

Security, Conflict and Human Rights

PhD Researcher in Security, Conflict and Human Rights (ESRC 1+3)
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies / School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: The political geography of violence in Nigeria: A subnational approach

The objective of my research is to explore and explain subnational variation in violent collective action in Nigeria. Adopting an interdisciplinary theoretical framework drawn from across the social sciences and a mixed methods approach, I aim to investigate how local political factors interact with socioeconomic ones to shape the likelihood and nature of violence in space and time.

Research supervisors: Dr Sean Fox, Dr Oliver Walton