Dr Noele Crossley

Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance

Dr Noele Crossley is Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance. Her research interests are in the areas of security studies, peace and conflict studies, and international political theory. Specific research interests include humanitarianism, the politics of intervention, and the responsibility to protect. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

At Oxford, Noele teaches on the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy. She has previously taught courses in Political Science and International Relations at University College London, Nazarbayev University, and LSE. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from LSE and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Noele is the author of ‘Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society’ (Routledge, 2016). The book explores the extent to which the responsibility to protect has consolidated as a norm of international society. The empirical chapters of the book draw heavily on fieldwork conducted in Sudan and Kenya for in-depth case studies of the Darfur conflict and the Kenyan post-electoral violence of 2007, respectively.

Please note Dr Crossley is not available to supervise doctoral students.

In the media
The responsibility to protect: theorising consistency

Noele leads discussion groups for the foundation course in Global Governance and Diplomacy and supervises postgraduate student dissertations.

Research Students supervised

Books and monographs

Crossley, Noele (2008) 'Multilateralism Versus Unilateralism: The Relevance of the United Nations in a Unipolar World', Peter Lang

Journal articles and special issues

Crossley, Noele (forthcoming) 'Consistency, Protection, Responsibility: Revisiting the Debate on Selective Humanitarianism', Global Governance
Crossley, Noele (2018) 'Is R2P Still Controversial? Continuity and Change in the Debate on "Humanitarian Intervention"', Cambridge Review of International Affairs 31 (5) 415-36
Crossley, Noele (2013) 'A Model Case of R2P Prevention? Mediation in the Aftermath of Kenya's 2007 Presidential Elections', Global Responsibility to Protect 5 (2) 192-214


Crossley, Noele (2017) 'The Responsibility to Protect and the Use of Force: An Uneasy Relationship'. In Stephanie Fenkart, et al (eds) Gerechte Intervention? Zwischen Gewaltverbot und Schutzverantwortung , LIT


13 Dec, 2018
'The Responsibility to Protect: Time to move on?'. Noele Crossley writes for In the Long Run
Research interests:

Security studies, peace and conflict studies, and international political theory, revolving around the study of norms and international society, humanitarianism, the politics of intervention, and the responsibility to protect.