Jaremey R McMullin, Senior Lecturer


Dr McMullin has published research on post-conflict transition and ex-combatant reintegration in:

  • International Peacekeeping
  • Review of International Studies
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Civil Wars

He is currently researching issues related to comparative veterans’ politics across different geographic regions and time periods and to military veterans’ post-war transition and return in the United States. He has also written reports on ex-combatant reintegration in Liberia and Burundi for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

Research areas

Dr. McMullin is interested in the nature of internal conflict and the process of post-conflict transition, particularly as they relate to states in sub-Saharan Africa. His primary research interest is the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants. Additional research interests include:

  • the role of the United Nations in post-conflict peacekeeping and peace-building 
  • veterans and post-war welfare policy
  • resistance to peace interventions
  • norms of intervention and sovereignty
  • regionalism and regional security implications of conflict and post-conflict transition in areas such as West Africa and the Greater Great Lakes
  • youth and social movements
  • transitional justice.




  • 2013; 'Integration or Separation?  The Stigmatisation of Ex-Combatants after War,' Review of International Studies, 39(2) 385-414.
  • 2011; ‘Reintegrating Young Combatants: Do Child-Centred Approaches Leave Children - and Adults - Behind?’ Third World Quarterly, 32(4) 743-64. 
  • 2009; "Organized Criminal Groups and Conflict: The Nature and Consequences of Interdependence," Civil Wars, 11(1) 75-102.
  • 2004; "Reintegration of Combatants: Were the Right Lessons Learned in Mozambique?" International Peacekeeping, 11(4) 625-643. Full text via DOI.

Book chapters

  • 2011; "Exclusion or Reintegration? Child Soldiers in Angola," in A. Özerdem and S. Podder (eds.) Child Soldiers: From Recruitment to Reintegration, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.359-387.
  • 2005; "Far from Spontaneous: Namibia’s Long Struggle with Ex-Combatant Reintegration", in Ann M. Fitzgerald and Hilary Mason (eds.) From Conflict to Community: A Combatant's Return to Citizenship, Shrivenham, Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform, pp.186-206.
  • 2004; "No Right to Be Successful? Refugees, Article 1F, and the Intersection of Law, Politics, and Ethics," Forced Migration and the Contemporary World: Challenges to the International System, Andrzej Bolesta (ed.), Libra, pp. 59-77.



  • Theoretical Approaches to International Relations (Lectures on Feminism) (IR2005)
  • Post-Conflict Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa (IR3033)
  • Representations of Violent Conflict: Research Seminar (IR3042)
  • Critical Security Studies (Lectures on Discourse Theory, Discourse Analysis, and Securitisation) (IR5036)
  • Research in International Relations (Lectures on Case Study Methods and Qualitative Interviewing) (IR5601)
  • Theories of Peace and Conflict (IR5701)

Research students

  • Leo Nwoye
  • Tilman Schwarze

PhD supervision topics

Topics include:

  • disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of ex-combatants (esp. in sub-Saharan African states)
  • veterans’ post-war transition (especially in the United States)
  • post-conflict peacekeeping and peacebuilding
  • conflict-related sexual violence
  • aesthetic representations and narratives of conflict and post-conflict transition