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Academic Advisory Board

Dr Romola Adeola is a Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr Adeola is also Senior Research Associate on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, UK. She coordinates the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA).

Professor Claudia Aradau is a Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK. Her research has developed a critical political analysis of security practices. Among her publications are Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown (with Rens van Munster, 2011) and Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis (co-edited with Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal and Nadine Voelkner, 2015). Professor Aradau is writing a book on algorithmic reason and the new government of self and other with Tobias Blanke. She is Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant SECURITY FLOWS ‘Enacting border security in the digital age: political worlds of data forms, flows and frictions’ (2019-2024) and of the Open Research Area-funded grant GUARDINT ‘Oversight and intelligence networks: Who guards the guardians?’ (2019-2022).

Dr Larissa Fast is a Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester, UK. She is a scholar and practitioner with over two decades of experience at the intersection of research, policy, and practice related to humanitarianism, conflict, and peacebuilding. Dr Fast's research examines the causes of and responses to violence against those who intervene in conflict interveners, such as aid workers and healthcare personnel, the use of data and technology in humanitarian settings, and ways to make intervention more effective, ethical, and responsive to local needs and context.

Dr Olusola O. Isola is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He obtained a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Ibadan. Dr Isola was the Sub-Dean (Postgraduate) of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies and, presently, he is the Program Coordinator for M.Sc./Ph.D. Strategic Studies Program of University of Ibadan. His research interest strands across Peacebuilding, Media and Conflicts, Strategic Communication, Security Studies and Humanitarian and Disaster Risks Management. He teaches and supervises postgraduate students across these areas of research focus. Recently, in collaboration with his student, he carried out a study on human rights abuses of vulnerable groups in Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camps by security agents in Nigeria, published in Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts and Peacebuilding: Critical and Global Perspectives (2019; Palgrave Macmillan). He has over 50 publications in local and international outlets.

Dr Martin Lemberg-Pedersen is the Head of Politics and Society at Amnesty International Denmark and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also a research affiliate with the Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (AdMiGov) project, under Horizon 2020. His research interests involve interdisciplinary analyses of European and Western displacement governance from postcolonial, political economic and ethical and justice perspectives. This includes the use of data in asylum and border control politics, marketization dynamics as well as humanitarian and military-industrial logistics. Dr Lemberg-Pedersen has researched EU relations to Greek, Turkish and Libyan migration politics, EU deportations to Afghanistan and colonial precedents to current Western displacement politics. He has been visiting fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University, Great Britain, Harokopio University Athens, Greece, and Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He has published articles in the Journal of Borderlands Studies, Citizenship Studies, Global Affairs, Questions of International Law, Energy Policy and the Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics among others, and chapters have appeared in Routledges Handbooks and Global Institutions Series as well as Ashgate Border Regions Series.

Nathaniel A. Raymond is a Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, USA. He is also an affiliated expert with the US Naval War College. His research interests have focused on the human rights and human security implications of information communication technologies (ICTs) for vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of armed conflict. Previously, he was the founding Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from 2012 – 2018. From 2010 to 2012, he was Director of Operations for the George Clooney-founded Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI, which utilized high resolution satellite imagery to detect and document attacks on civilians in Sudan and South Sudan. Nathaniel Raymond was Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights from 2008 – 2010, leading investigations into the role of US health professionals in the Bush Administration’s “enhanced” interrogation program. He previously was a humanitarian aid worker with Oxfam America, serving in the field in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the US Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Nathaniel Raymond has conducted joint research with multiple United Nations agencies into the role of ICTs and digital data, including remote sensing, in improving the protection of civilian populations and the delivery of humanitarian assistance. He served as a consultant in early warning of mass atrocities to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in South Sudan in 2015. He was a 2013 Poptech Social Innovation Fellow, a 2010 Rockwood Leadership Human Rights and National Security Reform Fellow, and a co-recipient of the 2012 US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Industry Intelligence Achievement Award.

Dr Róisín Read is a Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute of the University of Manchester, UK. She is also Research Fellow in the Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare Consortium. Dr Read's research explores the politics of international interventions in conflict, with a focus on the dynamics of knowledge production. Geographically, her research focuses on Sudan and South Sudan.

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