Director (on leave until January 1st 2019)
Ingvild Bode is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent (UK). Previously, she has been a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Research Fellow (postdoc) with joint affiliation at the United Nations University and the University of Tokyo (2013–2015). She has also lectured at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany (2008–2012), where she completed her PhD in 2013. Ingvild is the author of Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations (Routledge, 2015) and the co-author of Governing the Use-of-Force: The Post-9/11 US Challenge on International Law (Palgrave, 2014, with Aiden Warren). She has published in journals such as Global Governance, International Studies Perspectives, and Contemporary Security Policy. Further, she has contributed chapters to edited volumes such as Rethinking Intervention: Security and the Limits of Humanitarian Intervention(Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2017) and Transnational Expertise (Nomos, forthcoming 2017). Her research agenda covers processes of norm and policy change at the UN, UN peacekeeping, thematic mandates at the UN Security Council, autonomous weapons systems, practice theories and narrative analysis.