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Craig Larkin

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

Craig Larkin is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East and Deputy Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies at King’s College London. Prior to joining King’s he was an ESRC Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter. Craig holds a PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Exeter (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, 2009), an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice (LLM, 1999) and a BA(Hons) in Law and Politics (LLB, 1998) from Queen’s University Belfast. He also studied Arabic at Damascus University (2002-2004) and worked in community development projects in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

He is the author of Memory and Conflict in Lebanon: remembering and forgetting the past (Routledge: London and NY, 2012); co-author of The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places (Routledge: London and NY, 2013) and co-editor of The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant with Michael Kerr (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2015). He has also written articles and book chapters on memory and violence, urban geopolitics, Islamist movements and post-conflict politics.

His current book project is examining the Islamic movement inside Israel for which he was awarded a British Academy and Leverhulme grant.

Craig Larkin is a Research Lead on Memory and Conflict for the XCEPT consortium.

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