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Dr Craig Larkin

Craig Larkin is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East at King's College London. He received his PhD in Middle East Studies from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter in April 2009. His doctoral thesis 'Memory and Conflict : Remembering and Forgetting the Past in Lebanon' examined issues of identity, trauma and memory, and approaches to conflict resolution in post war Lebanon. Larkin has previously studied Law and Politics at Queens, Belfast (LLB: 1995-1998) and has done a Masters in Policing and Criminal Justice (LLM: 1998-1999), which explored paramilitary justice in socially unstable and ethnically diverse societies: Lebanon, Northern Ireland and the
Palestinian Territories. Larkin has also been involved in research work for the European Commission on monitoring and verifying a Peacekeeping force, in South Lebanon (2000) and more recently employed as a research analyst for ‘Conflicts Forum’ (2005) reviewing Islamist websites and assessing regional trends.

Larkin has spent four years in the Middle East (2001-2004) studying Arabic in both Lebanon and Syria (Damascus University), while assisting community development NGO projects in Southern Iraq and Jordan. His research interests include the politics of memory and identity; urban and social division and conflict; processes of reconciliation and forgiveness.


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Principal Investigator

Dr Wendy Pullan
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)

Prof James Anderson
Geography, Queen's University Belfast (Belfast)
Prof Mick Dumper
Politics, University of Exeter (Jerusalem)
Prof Liam O'Dowd
Sociology, Queen's University Belfast (Belfast)

Research Associates

Dr Britt Baillie
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)
Dr Craig Larkin
Politics, University of Exeter (Jerusalem)
Lefkos Kyriacou
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)
Dr Milena Komarova
Sociology, Queens University Belfast
Dr Martina McKnight
Sociology, Queens University Belfast

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Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)

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University of Cambridge