Staff Profile:Dr Sarah von Billerbeck

Dr Sarah von Billerbeck
Job Title:
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

On research leave 2016-18 - ESRC Future Research Leaders grant

Areas of Interest:

My research focuses on post-conflict peacekeeping and peacebuilding, civil war, the United Nations, international organizations, and legitimacy. In 2016, I was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Grant to undertake a two-year project entitled 'Self-Legitimation by International Organizations,' in which I am conducting a comparative study of the UN, NATO, and the World Bank. I am also interested in multilateralism and peace operations and methodological issues in studying the UN. My book on local ownership and UN peacekeeping operations was published by Oxford University Press in December 2016. I previously worked for the American Refugee Committee in Guinea, the UN peacekeeping mission in D.R. Congo (MONUC), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Lebanon. I currently serve as Reviews Editor for International Peacekeeping, and I am an Associate Member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford; an Executive Committee Member-at-Large of the International Studies Association's International Organization Section; a Steering Committee Member of OxPeace, University of Oxford; and a Trustee of the Oxford Peace Research Trust.

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Other Publications

"In UN Peacebuilding, Local Ownership Takes Backseat," Guest Blog Entry, One Earth Future Foundation, 31 March 2015 OEF's no. 3 most read blog of 2015.

"Is the news about Congo's conflict minerals good?' Washington Post, The Monkey Cage, 18 June 2014,


BA, University of California, Berkeley

MS, Georgetown University

DPhil, University of Oxford

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