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Dr Suda Perera

Post:Lecturer in International Development (International Relations, International Development)
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Suda Perera holds a PhD in International Conflict Analysis (Kent), a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Kent), an MA in Post-War Recovery Studies (York), and a BA (Hons) in Politics (Durham). Prior to joining Sussex, she was a Senior Teaching Fellow in Conflict and Migration at SOAS, University of London. Her research focusses on approaches to dealing with violence in conflict-affected states. She has worked extensively as a researcher and advisor in Africa and the Middle East, and has also previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Birmingham, the University of York, and the University of Kent. She has advised a number of policy actors on conflict and security in the DRC including UK government agencies, and international organizations such as the United Nations, OECD, and World Bank Group. She has also carried out research for the Department for International Development on the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon, and Transformational Change in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Uongozi Institute. Her research interests include the politics of representation and knowledge production in conflict-affected states, statebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, and grassroots activist movements in Africa.


Lecturer in International Development