Dr Naomi Head

  • Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 01413307539
email: Naomi.Head@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Naomi joined Politics in September 2010 after completing an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. Prior to this, she received her PhD from the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds in 2007 where she was also appointed Lecturer in International Studies in 2008-9. Her research focuses on the role of communication in conflict and the relationships between legitimacy, dialogue and empathy, and political violence. The empirical focus of her research has previously been the Balkans and the dynamics of the Security Council. She is currently working on a collaborative project concerning the role of dialogue, trust and empathy in the Iranian nuclear negotiations. She also convenes a network on ‘Trust, Dialogue and Empathy’ hosted by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Conflict at the University of Birmingham where she is an Honorary Research Fellow.

Research Interests

  • International Relations Theory/Critical Theory
  • Legitimacy and Communicative Ethics
  • Humanitarian intervention and the use of force
  • Conflict transformation, mediation and non-violence
  • Empathy in conflict

Grants

Recent grants:

Prospects for Conflict Transformation?Non-violence and civil society organisations in Israel and Palestine: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Small Research Grant (July 2013)  http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/politics/projects/prospects%20for%20conflict%20transformation/

Transforming Conflict: Trust, Empathy, Dialogue and the Iranian nuclear crisis: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Small Research Grant (July 2011)

Conflict, Dialogue and Ethics in International Relations: From the responsibility to Protect to the Responsibility to Discuss? ESRC  Postdoctoral Fellowship (September 2009-August 2010)

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Legitimacy and the use of force
  • Communicative ethics
  • Conflict transformation
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Emotions and empathy in conflict

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • International Politics (2B)
  • Communication and Conflict in World Politics (Honours)

 

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Challenges in International Politics
  • International Security and International Relations

Additional information

Other Roles

  • Politics Exchange Officer
  • Advisor of Studies

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2013

Head, N. (2013) Justifying violence: communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo. e-International Relations .

Head, N. (2013) Tango: the intimate dance of conflict transformation. Open Democracy . ISSN 1476-5888

2012

Head, N. (2012) Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo. Series: New approaches to conflict analysis . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719083075

Head, N. (2012) Transforming relations with Iran: the missing dimension of the 'moral imagination'. Interventions, 1 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 4590-0212

Head, N. (2012) Transforming conflict: trust, empathy, and dialogue. International Journal of Peace Studies, 17 (2). pp. 33-55. ISSN 1085-7494

Head, N. (2012) The contribution of trust, empathy, and dialogue: talking to Iran. International Studies Today, 2 (1). p. 9.

2010

Boon, V., and Head, N. (2010) Critical theory and the language of violence: exploring the issues. Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 79-87. ISSN 1744-9626 (doi:10.1080/17449626.2010.494355 )

Head, N. (2010) Bringing reflective judgement into International Relations: Genocide in Rwanda. Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 191-204. ISSN 1744-9626 (doi:10.1080/17449626.2010.494365 )

Ralph, J., Head, N., and Lightfoot, S. (2010) Pol-casting: the use of podcasting in the teaching and learning of politics and Internatioanl Relations. European Political Science, 9 (1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 1680-4333 (doi:10.1057/eps.2009.38)

2009

Ralph, J., Head, N., and Lightfoot, S. (2009) Engaging students beyond the classroom: the experience of a podcasting project. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 1 (3). ISSN 1756-848X

2008

Head, N. (2008) Critical theory and its practices: Habermas, Kosovo and International Relations. Politics, 28 (3). pp. 150-159. ISSN 0263-3957 (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2008.00324.x)

Head, N. (2008) Review of: Taylor B. Seybolt, Humanitarian Military Intervention: The Conditions for Success and Failure. Civil Wars, 10 (2). pp. 196-198. ISSN 1369-8249 (doi:10.1080/13698240802062895)

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Jump to: Article | Book
Number of items: 12.

Article

Head, N. (2013) Justifying violence: communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo. e-International Relations .

Head, N. (2013) Tango: the intimate dance of conflict transformation. Open Democracy . ISSN 1476-5888

Head, N. (2012) Transforming relations with Iran: the missing dimension of the 'moral imagination'. Interventions, 1 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 4590-0212

Head, N. (2012) Transforming conflict: trust, empathy, and dialogue. International Journal of Peace Studies, 17 (2). pp. 33-55. ISSN 1085-7494

Head, N. (2012) The contribution of trust, empathy, and dialogue: talking to Iran. International Studies Today, 2 (1). p. 9.

Boon, V., and Head, N. (2010) Critical theory and the language of violence: exploring the issues. Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 79-87. ISSN 1744-9626 (doi:10.1080/17449626.2010.494355 )

Head, N. (2010) Bringing reflective judgement into International Relations: Genocide in Rwanda. Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 191-204. ISSN 1744-9626 (doi:10.1080/17449626.2010.494365 )

Ralph, J., Head, N., and Lightfoot, S. (2010) Pol-casting: the use of podcasting in the teaching and learning of politics and Internatioanl Relations. European Political Science, 9 (1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 1680-4333 (doi:10.1057/eps.2009.38)

Ralph, J., Head, N., and Lightfoot, S. (2009) Engaging students beyond the classroom: the experience of a podcasting project. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 1 (3). ISSN 1756-848X

Head, N. (2008) Critical theory and its practices: Habermas, Kosovo and International Relations. Politics, 28 (3). pp. 150-159. ISSN 0263-3957 (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2008.00324.x)

Head, N. (2008) Review of: Taylor B. Seybolt, Humanitarian Military Intervention: The Conditions for Success and Failure. Civil Wars, 10 (2). pp. 196-198. ISSN 1369-8249 (doi:10.1080/13698240802062895)

Book

Head, N. (2012) Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo. Series: New approaches to conflict analysis . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719083075

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