Lecturer, Department of Politics
Dr Claire Q. Smith is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. She recently completed a two-year research project funded by the World Peace Foundation, on the comparative politics of mass atrocity endings in modern Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of Southeast Asian politics, conflict, peace building, political transition and state building. She has published widely on war-to-peace transitions, civil war, ethno-religious conflict and the politics of intervention. Claire holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before joining York in 2011, she was a Teaching Fellow at the LSE and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Prior to her PhD, she worked for five years in Southeast Asia as a researcher with the World Bank, UNDP, UNHCHR and UNICEF. Claire also holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University.