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ESRC New Investigator Grant Awarded to Maggie Dwyer

CAS Lecturer, Dr Maggie Dwyer, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC New Investigator Grant (£304,784) for a project titled ‘Return from Peacekeeping: Mission Effects on Veterans, States, and Communities.’

CAS Lecturer, Dr Maggie Dwyer, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC New Investigator Grant (£304,784) for a project titled ‘Return from Peacekeeping: Mission Effects on Veterans, States, and Communities.’ The research focuses on the lives of soldiers and their communities upon return home from peacekeeping deployments. In doing so, it expands the conventional view of focusing on peacekeeping as an experience that takes place at a specific time and in a location abroad. Instead the project explores gradual impacts, which may occur over years and in a soldier’s home country. The research centres on three broad themes: professionalism, livelihoods, and state support. The three-country comparative study will focus on Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

The Co-Investigator for the project is Dr Oystein Rolandsen from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). The project begins in September 2019 and will last for 3.5 years.

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