Dr Naomi Head

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

Biography

I joined Politics in September 2010 after completing an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. Prior to this, I received my PhD from the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds in 2007 where I was also appointed Lecturer in International Studies in 2008-9. My research focuses on the relationships between legitimacy, dialogue, empathy, and political violence. The empirical focus of my research has included the Balkans, the dynamics of the Security Council, the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and Israel/Palestine. Current research focuses on conceptualising empathy in International Relations and the role of emotions in conflict and conflict transformation. I am also an Honorary Research Fellow in Communication and Conflict at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Conflict at the University of Birmingham.


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 and emotions
  • Narratives of Conflict

Grants

Leverhulme Research FellowshipEmpathy under Fire: 'Hearts and Minds' and the Politics of Empathy (January 2019 - December 2019)

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

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

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


Supervision

Current PhD students:

Alex Maxwell: 'Post-conflict recovery in Gulu (North Ugandan Acholiland): Examining the impact of ex-combatant re-integration interventions on the coping strategies of communities, their social capital and the state of civil society'.

Michael Wolven: 'A History of Humanitarian Evacuations' (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship)

 

I am interested in supervising students in the following areas:

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

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Narratives of Conflict in the Middle East (Honours)
  • Olive Tree Initiative - Israel/Palestine (Honours) 

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Humanitarian Intervention: Civilians or Sovereignty?

Additional information

Other Roles

  • Director of the Olive Tree Initiative at Glasgow
  • Advisor of Studies

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 17.

2018

Matthies-Boon, V. and Head, N. (2018) Trauma as counter-revolutionary colonisation: narratives from (post)revolutionary Egypt. Journal of International Political Theory, 14(3), pp. 258-279. (doi:10.1177/1755088217748970)

2016

Head, N. (2016) Costly encounters of the empathic kind: a typology. International Theory, 8(1), pp. 171-199. (doi:10.1017/S1752971915000238)

Head, N. (2016) The failure of empathy: European responses to the refugee crisis. Open Democracy, 18 Feb.

Head, N. (2016) A politics of empathy: encounters with empathy in Israel and Palestine. Review of International Studies, 42(1), pp. 95-113. (doi:10.1017/S0260210515000108)

2014

Head, N. (2014) Some are more equal than others: responses to political violence. Open Democracy, 2015, Jul 30.

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,

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.

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

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. (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. (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. (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),

2008

Head, N. (2008) Critical theory and its practices: Habermas, Kosovo and International Relations. Politics, 28(3), pp. 150-159. (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. (doi:10.1080/13698240802062895) [Book Review]

This list was generated on Sat Jan 19 22:02:46 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Matthies-Boon, V. and Head, N. (2018) Trauma as counter-revolutionary colonisation: narratives from (post)revolutionary Egypt. Journal of International Political Theory, 14(3), pp. 258-279. (doi:10.1177/1755088217748970)

Head, N. (2016) Costly encounters of the empathic kind: a typology. International Theory, 8(1), pp. 171-199. (doi:10.1017/S1752971915000238)

Head, N. (2016) The failure of empathy: European responses to the refugee crisis. Open Democracy, 18 Feb.

Head, N. (2016) A politics of empathy: encounters with empathy in Israel and Palestine. Review of International Studies, 42(1), pp. 95-113. (doi:10.1017/S0260210515000108)

Head, N. (2014) Some are more equal than others: responses to political violence. Open Democracy, 2015, Jul 30.

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,

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

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

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. (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. (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. (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),

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

Books

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

Book Reviews

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

This list was generated on Sat Jan 19 22:02:46 2019 GMT.