Freya Cumberlidge

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International Relations

Passionate about my love for Bosnia and Herzegovina and working towards a PhD to showcase how there's far more to the country than the conflict.

My work looks at how tour guides in BiH can shape and contest international perceptions of the country and the conflict, taking a microlevel approach to International Relations.

I have interests in postcolonial and feminist IR theory, memory studies, interpretive research methodologies (particularly ethnography and narrative IR) and (dark) tourism studies.

Work Experience:

Instructor - (Visiting) Layers of the City - Spring 2022
Gender Equality Research Assistant - SUPERA Project - 2020-Present
Co-Teacher - International Intervention and Statebuilding - Fall 2020
Teaching Assistant - Research Design and Methods - AY 2019/20
Teaching Assistant - Critical Qualitative Research Methodology - Fall 2021
Teaching Assistant - Understanding Methods in Social Science Research - Fall 2021


MA, International Relations, Central European University
BA, English Literature and Russian, University of Leeds

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