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Sukayna Younger-Khan

Topic of PhD Thesis: A Complex Systems Approach Using Temporal Networks of Intrastate Conflicts

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Project "Towards a Typology of Contestations", WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Project Doctoral Researcher

Education and Work Experience

  • 10/2019-12/2020: University of Essex, MSc Conflict Resolution (Distinction)
  • 10/2017-12/2018: University of Sussex, LLM International Law (Distinction)
  • 08/2013-07/2017: Cardiff University, LLB Law (First Class Hons)


Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • Since 2020: UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab. Project 'Inequalities in the Time of Covid-19', Policy Lab Expert.
  • 08/2019-05/2021: Law, Politics & International Relations Pathway at University of Essex International College, Instructor of Record, Learning Advisor and Project Leader.
  • 06/2020-12/2020: Armed Conflict & Location Event Data Project (ACLED). Social Movements Team, Researcher.
  • 07/2018-01/2019: Research & Policy Unit, Triangle Brighton. Legal Administrator and Research Assistant.


Fellowships, Stipends and Awards

  • 06/2020-08/2020: Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis - MA Graduate Scholarship for Introduction to Social Network Analysis & Advanced Social Network Analysis
  • 10/2019-12/2020: University of Essex - Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship for postgraduate study
  • 10/2017-12/2018: University of Sussex - School of Law Award for Best Overall Performance on the LLM / Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship for postgraduate study
  • 08/2013-07/2017: Cardiff University & INTI International University - Dean’s Honour Roll 2013-14 and 2014-15 / INTI-Laureate Merit Scholarship for undergraduate study

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • Conflict Studies and Non-State Actors
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People: A Network Analysis of Cooperation and Conflict between Non-State Armed Groups in Yemen (under review).
  • Mediating from Weakness: Investigating the Failure of the OSCE Minsk Group in Mediating the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict. Strife Journal, vol. 15 (forthcoming Summer 2021). Available from: https://strifejournal.org/portfolio/
  • The Treatment of Foreign Fighters in International Humanitarian Law and Global Counter-Terrorism Policy. Sussex Law Journal 2019, vol. 1, no. 1. Available from: https://rb.gy/ckibln [16 May 2018]
  • Rise of The Guardians: Challenging Racism in a New World Order. Cardiff Law Journal 2017. Available from: https://rb.gy/pslehx [15 March 2017]
  • Human Rights Legislation & the Criminal Justice System: A Critical Analysis. INTI Law Review 2015. Available from: https://rb.gy/t9gd9t[5 August 2013]