If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Susannah joined the Department in November 2021. She completed a PhD (ESRC funded) in 2014 that explored the military intervention in Libya in 2011 as a reinscription of colonial liberal state violence in North Africa.

Her research and teaching interests are broadly focused on state violence and the politics of resistance. Her current work focuses on:

  • Resistance to state violence and dispossession
  • Temporality and spatiality in world politics
  • Military intervention in the Middle East
  • Decolonial knowledge in politics and international relations
  • Borders in the European Union and resistance to border violence

She is the author of Military Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge, 2018). Susannah has presented her research at the ISA, EISA and Millenium conferences, and has appeared on BBC Radio, Radio Koln and Ujima Radio.


Teaching interests

Susannah is currently teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of international relations, gender and feminism, and research methods.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • JZ International relations


Dive into the research topics where Susannah O'Sullivan is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles