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McEvoy-Levy, Siobhan

Associate Professor - Political Science
Political Science


Jordan Hall - 347D
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12.30 to 2pm or by appointment

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Political, Cultural and Structural Violence
  • Politics of Children and Youth
  • Transitional Justice and Reconciliation
  • Peace Politics and Popular Culture
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Narratives and Political Communication
  • Northern Ireland
  • Israel/Palestine

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)


  • Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures: Reading Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games (Palgrave, forthcoming)
  • American Exceptionalism and U.S. Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy at the End of the Cold War (Palgrave 2001).
  • Troublemakers or Peacemakers? Youth and Post-Accord Peacebuilding (Ed.) (U. Notre Dame Press, 2006). 
  • Violence, Truth and Youth (with Tristan Anne Borer and John Darby. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu) (U. Notre Dame Press, 2006).

Articles and Book Chapters:  

  • For other published articles and book chapters available to download see: http://butler.academia.edu/SiobhanMcEvoyLevy

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Chair, Department of Political Science
  • Affiliate Faculty: Peace and Conflict Studies and International Studies
  • Fellow of the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice

Courses Offered:  

  • PO 102 Introduction to Peace Studies
  • PO 322 International Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • PO 380 Youth and Conflict
  • SW 240 Gender and Generation in War and Peace
  • PO 490 The Politics of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games
  • PO 380 Understanding the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Special projects and student apprenticeship opportunities:  

  • Everyday Peace and Youth



  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge
  • M. Phil. International Relations, University of Cambridge
  • B.A. Joint Hons. Politics and English Literature (First Class), The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Diploma in Journalism (With Distinction), College of Business Studies, Belfast, Northern Ireland