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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.