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Sansom Milton

Senior Research Fellow

Sansom Milton
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Sansom Milton is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies where he teaches the module on post-war reconstruction and development. Prior to joining CHS, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York. He holds a doctorate in Post-war Recovery Studies at the University of York which was completed under a departmental scholarship.

His research on humanitarian action, post-conflict recovery, and higher education in conflict-affected societies has been published in leading international journals including Disasters, Journal of Intervention and  Statebuilding, Third World Quarterly, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Mediterranean Politics, Higher Education, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, the International Journal of Educational Development, and Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Dr Milton's research interests include conflict analysis, mediation and peacemaking, and post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding. His published research in these areas includes analyses of post-war reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, localization of conflict response, the humanitarian sector in the Gulf states, Qatar's role in conflict mediation.

 His research has also pioneered the research agenda on higher education in conflict, emergencies, and post-conflict recovery. His paper Higher Education as the Catalyst of Recovery in Conflict-Affected Societies is the most widely cited publication in this emerging field.  Dr Milton's book Higher Education and Post-Conflict Recovery was one of the first full-length manuscripts on the subject. He has led research on higher education and conflict response in a range of contexts including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, the Gaza Strip, and Libya. He is currently writing a new book on higher education and conflict in the Arab states which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Publications by Sansom Milton