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Christina Gregory, Ph.D. Candidate

christina.gregory@email.ucr.edu

University of California, Riverside

Country: United States (California)

Research Interests

Conflict Processes & War

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Religion & Politics

Political Violence

African Politics

Environmental Policy

Specific Areas of Interest

Civil-military Relations

Reconstruction

Civil War

Ethnic Conflict

Post-Conflict Transition

Gender & Military

Military Institutions

Gender And Environment

Countries of Interest

Sudan

South Africa

Rwanda

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ireland

Lebanon

My Research:

I have historically studied ethnic confict and violence, first for my Master's degree (History, Boston College) and currently in my doctoral studies. My dissertation analyzes military reconstruction after ethnic conflict to better understand how to integrate former fighting factions together. My dissertation interesects civil-military studies, statebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction.It is a comparative case study that led to me conducting archival research in Khartoum, Sudan in 2017.  Currently, my work is increasingly looking at gender. This is manifesting in two different directions. First, influenced by my dissertation work, I am looking at how and when women are integrated into the military and the impacts this has on peacebuilding process. Second, I am looking at gender and the environment. For a current project I conducted focus group interviews with Dr. Kendralyn Webber in the Amolatar district in Uganda (2019). Other past research projects include studying the impact of austerity measures for niche party support (Electoral Studies vol 42), Pope Francis as an instrument of soft power, and a comparitive study (US and France) on the relationship between religion and secularism.