Professor in Politics, University of York, UK
Nina Caspersen’s research focuses on intra-state conflicts in the Balkans and the Caucasus, strategies for conflict resolution, and unrecognised states. Instead of viewing communal groups as homogeneous and static, her work focuses on internal divisions, political rivalry and popular mobilisation, which significantly influence the development of conflicts and the prospect for peaceful settlements. Her articles have appeared in several leading journals and her latest book is Unrecognized States: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Modern International System (Polity, 2012). Nina holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining the Department as Senior Lecturer in Politics in 2012, she was a Lecturer at Lancaster University.