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Dr Leonie Fleischmann

Lecturer in International Politics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics

Contact Information


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D514B, Rhind Building


Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Fleischmann joined the Department as a lecturer in September 2016, having completed her PhD in the Department in December 2015.

Dr Fleischmann's work focuses on the role of civil society and social movements in conflict and peace building, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She applies social movement theory to civil society activism in order to understand how it transforms and the influence it can have.

Prior to joining City, Dr Fleischmann taught in the fields of International Politics and International Development at SOAS, King's College London and the University of Roehampton.


  1. PhD, City University London, London, London, United Kingdom
  2. MA International Relations, King's College London, London, London, United Kingdom
  3. Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, City University London, London, London, United Kingdom


Research Interests

- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- The role of civil society in conflict
- Social Movement Theory
- Human Rights activism

Current Projects

- Transformation of Israeli Peace Activism
- Democratic activism and human rights in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Religion, diaspora and conflict


Journal Articles (2)

  1. Fleischmann, L. (2017). Book Review: Wrapped in The Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture. Peace and Change, 42(1), pp. 162–164. doi:10.1111/pech.12223.
  2. Fleischmann, L. (2016). Beyond Paralysis: The Reframing of Israeli Peace Activism Since the Second Intifada. Peace & Change, 41(3), pp. 354–385. doi:10.1111/pech.12162.


Educational Leadership

Programme Director, MA International Politics and Human Rigthts

Undergraduate Teaching

IP3025 Global Ethics

Postgraduate Teaching

IPM117 Global Ethics
IMP118 Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics
SAM005 Qualitative Research Methods

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (2)

  1. Association of Israel Studies. (Conference) Israel, June 2014
  2. European Association for Israeli Studies. (Conference) SOAS, Sept 2014

Keynote Lecture/Speech

  1. The Transformation of Israeli Peace Activism. SOAS, Centre for Jewish Studies, Oct 2014

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