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Susanna P. Campbell
Assistant Professor
School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

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(202) 885-1428

About Susanna Campbell, PHD

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Susanna P. Campbell is an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). Previously, she was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at The Graduate Institute in Geneva and a visiting Post-Doctoral Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS).

Dr. Campbell’s research and teaching address war-to-peace transitions, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, development, global governance, and the micro-dynamics of civil war and peace. She uses mixed-method research designs and has conducted extensive fieldwork in conflict-affected countries, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Sudan, South Sudan, and East Timor. She has received several large grants for her research, including from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Network for International Studies, as well as a United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowship.

Dr. Campbell’s book first book, Global Governance and Local Peace: Performance and Accountability in International Peacebuilding, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. She is writing a new book, Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries, that presents the results from a three-year research project that she led.  Campbell’s other academic publications appear or are forthcoming in International Studies ReviewJournal of Global Security Studies, Cambridge Review of international AffairsInternational Peacekeeping, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development,  Columbia University PressZed Books, and Routledge, and have been widely cited.

Dr. Campbell has extensive experience with international peacebuilding, peacekeeping, development, and humanitarian aid agencies. She has led studies of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Care International, and has worked for the Council on Foreign Relations and UNICEF Burundi. Her work on international peacebuilding and peacekeeping has had a demonstrated effect on the policies of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the United States Army as well as several International Non-Governmental Organizations. She received her PhD in 2012 from Tufts University.