Sectarian Violence: A Junk Category of Analysis? | University of Oxford

Sectarian Violence: A Junk Category of Analysis?

Speaker
Dr Tim Wilson, St Andrews
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Seminar Room 2

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Dr Tim Wilson's intellectual interests in conflict derive from working as a community worker in both North Belfast and East London in the later 1990s. Trained as an historian, his chief interest is in the widely differing effects political violence can have across different contexts. In over ten years of teaching and researching at top universities (Oxford, St Andrews, Queen’s Belfast) he has worked widely both on terrorism committed by governments, and by their opponents.

Both his teaching and research have been recommended for prizes: indeed, his first book Frontiers of Violence – a grassroots comparison of different patterns of ethnic violence – was nominated for the Royal Historical Society’s prestigious Whitfield Prize in 2010. He is currently working upon a second book that seeks to ask why militant violence in Western societies has taken the forms that it has over the past 150 years, provisionally entitled: Terrorists: A Social History of Political Violence.