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Siobhan McEvoy-Levy

Professor - Political Science Political Science - LAS
Siobhan McEvoy-Levy

Siobhán McEvoy-Levy is Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of The Desmond Tutu Peace Lab at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Her current research focuses on ‘everyday’ sites of international relations, youth and peacebuilding, and critical studies of political violence and peace (formation). She the author of Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures: Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (Palgrave, 2018), American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy (Palgrave, 2001); the editor of Troublemakers or Peacemakers? Youth and Post-Accord Peacebuilding (University of Notre Dame, 2006); and a co-author of Peacebuilding after Peace Accords (University of Notre Dame, 2007). She has also published articles on youth and conflict, and on pop culture, reconciliation and peacebuilding. McEvoy-Levy holds a B.A. Hons degree (Politics and English) from Queen’s University, Belfast, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

At Butler she has taught:

  • Introductionto Peace Studies (PO 102)
  • Introduction to Politics (PO 101)
  • Activism (PO 230)
  • International Relations (PO 320)
  • International Conflict and Peacebuilding (PO 322)
  • Gender and Generation in War and Peace (SW 240 PO 01)
  • Change and Tradition (ID 202)
  • Politics of Youth and Conflict (PO 357)
  • Art and Politics (PO 380)
  • Understandingthe Israel-Palestine Conflict (PO 380)
  • Northern Ireland Between War and Peace (PO 380)
  • U.S.Foreign Policy (PO 355)
  • Ethics of Peacebuilding (PO 380)
  • The Politics of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games (PO 490)
  • Belfast and (London) Derry Field Seminar on Gender and Generation in ‘Post-Conflict’Northern Ireland, Global Adventures in the Liberal Arts (GALA).
  • She supervises undergraduate honors theses, independent studies, student apprenticeship and peace lab internships.