About Me

Welcome to my homepage! I am a DPhil (PhD) student in International Relations at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. You can view my departmental profile here and follow me on Twitter here.

My doctoral research investigates the termination and aftermath of separatist wars, and tries to explain the trajectory of de facto control as it is contested between conflict actors deploying different strategies for controlling territory and people during war to peace transitions.

My broader research interests encompass armed conflict and political violence, peace processes, conflict management and international security, with a regional focus on wider Europe, in particular the Caucasus and the Balkans.

My CV is available here: Barker_CV_April2019_web.