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Dr John Heathershaw

PhD, London School of Economics


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Telephone: 01392 724185

Associate Professor

I am Associate Professor in International Relations with interests in two fields: Central Asian studies, including the former Soviet republics and Afghanistan; Peace and Conflict Studies, including the interdisciplinary study of the politics of conflict, security and political development. I have spent several years working for governmental, international non-governmental and academic institutions in and on Central Asia. I have been elected a director of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, serving from 2011-2014, and a member of the International Advisory Board of Central Asian Survey.  At Exeter, I am part of the faculty of the Centre for Advanced International Studies and an associate fellow of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-political Studies (EXCEPS), and a convenor of the Exeter Central Asian Studies (ExCAS) research group:

I am also Principal Investigator of the research project (ES/J013056/1) Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia which has received £0.5 Million in funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.  The project will study the responses to incidences of violent political conflict in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan which took place between 2005 and 2012 develop new conceptual approaches to the study of conflict management in Central Asia.  Co-investigators on the project include David Lewis, Nick Megoran and the international NGO Saferworld.

My most recent book is The Transformation of Tajikistan (London: Routledge, 2012), co-edited with Edmund Herzig.

Links to pre- and post-print versions of my other publications can be found on my Academia.Edu homepage

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Office hours (Autumn Term 2013): Wednesdays 11-12; Fridays 11-12