Stella Peisch


PhD Researcher in International History and Politics
Spoken languages
English, Italian, French, Arabic
Areas of expertise
  • Conflict dynamics
  • Memory studies
  • Civil war
  • Massacres
  • Necropolitics
  • Prisons
  • Carceral conditions
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East

PhD Thesis


Title: Contested Commemorations: Mass Violent Death in the Middle East

PhD Supervisor & Co-supervisor: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and Aidan Russell

Expected completion date: 2025




I have been undertaking research and analysis of the Middle East since 2014 across a wide variety of sectors, as I have worked with policy thinktanks, NGOs, academic research centers, tech companies, and consulting firms focusing on both current events and historical trends in the region. My wide exposure to elements related to conflict and rupture in the Middle East resulted in my specific interest in collective trauma in post-conflict periods as it arises over contested incidences and memories of mass killings.


Relevant Publications and Works


"Towards a Needs-Based Approach: A Framework for Engaging External Actors in Reconstruction in Syria" June 2020, Globesight

"International Consequences of the Militarization of U.S. Policing" June 2020, Newlines Institute