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Dr Juline Beaujouan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

MA International Studies, University Paris-Sud XI
MSc Defense, Development and Diplomacy, Durham University
Certificate of Arabic and History of the Near and Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Ph.D in Politics, Durham University


Juline Beaujouan is a Research Associate with the Political Settlements Research Programme, based at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a member of the team behind the PA-X Peace Agreements Database.

Juline’s research explores the inclusion of non-state actors and minorities (religious and ethnic) in peace agreements, particularly in the MENA region (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen). Doing so, she intends to grasp the role of peace processes in state-building in a region where state legitimacy and the broader regional (dis)order remain contested, and where the state-system has failed to integrate competing identities.

Juline received her Ph.D from Durham University where she was awarded the al-Sabah doctoral fellowship and acted as a member of an interdisciplinary research team acting as a key contributor to the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s Open World Research Initiative (OWRI). Her thesis investigated the effects of Islamic State’s use of language in shaping the perception of the ‎Middle Easter audiences about the conflict dynamics in Iraq and Syria.

Prior to her doctoral degree, Juline completed an MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University, where she developed an interest in critical terrorism studies and armed conflict management. She also holds an MA in International Studies from University Paris-Sud XI and a double BA in International Law, Languages and Civilisations from the same university. Finally, she completed a certificate in Arabic and History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Juline is currently an active board member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) and a co-editor of the al-Sabah Programme’s publication series. In addition, she is the coordinator of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP).

Research Interests

  • (Armed) conflict management
  • Peace agreements and peace processes
  • History and politics of the MENA
  • Political Islam
  • Non-state (revisionist) actors
  • Refugee studies

Twitter: @JulineBeaujouan