Dr Monique Beerli is a scholar of international relations whose research and teaching interests include international political sociology, global humanitarianism, expertise, and international NGOs. Using a range of qualitative methods, from prosopography to historical ethnography, Dr Beerli’s work explores power dynamics that structure and arise in connection to global practices of protection, lifesaving, and care. Her work has appeared in International Political Sociology, Global Governance, and International Peacekeeping. She is also presently the co-editor of Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS), a new interdisciplinary journal that cuts across disciplines, academic cultures, and writing styles.
During her research stay at LSE, she will carry out research for her new project “Fighting for Humanity,” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, that looks into competing visions of humanitarianism as a moral and political project within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.