Wiebelhaus-Brahm receives grant as a part of the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund

The College of Social Sciences and Communication would like to congratulate Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Assistant Professor of Political Science. He has been granted the opportunity to work with the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund’s (UKRI GCRF) Gender, Justice, and Security Hub.

The UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub is a five-year project geared to the advancement of sustainable peace by developing an evidence – base around gender, justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies.

Wiebelhaus-Brahm will be one of many researchers around the world involved with this project. His contribution will primarily be, research design and data analysis.

Wiebelhaus-Brahm said he is excited about this opportunity for several reasons.

“The project will enable me to develop new partnerships with academics and activists in several parts of the developing world,” said Wiebelhaus-Brahm.

His research also ties well with the goal of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub.

“My research agenda has been driven by a desire to develop a clearer understanding of the impact of various policies designed to address histories of violence and oppression,” said Wiebelhaus-Brahm. “Primarily so that affected populations have clearer, more realistic expectations of what might result.”

Wiebelhaus-Brahm said he is looking forward to gaining a clearer understanding of the effects of justice and development policies in conflict-affected societies, particularly the gendered differences.

“This Knowledge can help countries design policies to better address the needs of victims and society at large,” said Wiebelhaus-Brahm.

Early in his career, Wiebelhaus-Brahm had interests that this current project speaks to.

“This project will enable me to rekindle an earlier interest of mine in tracing how justice policies in conflict-affected societies are funded,” said Wiebelhaus-Brahm.

Congratulations once again Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm!

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