Dr Leonie Fleischmann
- Dr Leonie Fleischmann
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Dr Fleischmann joined the Department as a lecturer in September 2016, having completed her PhD in the Department in December 2015.
She was a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Non-Violent Conflict in 2017-2018.
Dr Fleischmann's research explores the role of social movements, civil resistance campaigns and human rights activism in creating change and in challenging oppressive regimes. Her recent book, published by I.B.Tauris, analyses the transformation of Israeli peace and anti-occupation activism. The book explores how the activists have responded to changing realities on the ground. It argues that despite stagnation in the political peace process, civil society groups that act in solidarity with the Palestinians and human rights organisations whose aim is to reveal the realities of the occupation continue to mobilise and challenge the situation.
Her current project looks at the role of members of the dominant population who act in solidarity with members of an oppressed population. This study will try to understand how these actors can assist resistance movements in the cases of Israel/Palestine, South Africa, Canada and West Papua.
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.
She has experience in written and television media commentaty
- PhD, City University London, London, United Kingdom
- MA International Relations, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, City University London, London, United Kingdom
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- The role of civil society in conflict and peace building
- Nonviolent resistance
- Social Movement Theory
- Human Rights activism
- Transformation of Israeli Peace/Anti-occupation Activism
- Civil resistance and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- The role of Human Rights in conflict and peace building
- Fleischmann, L. (2019). The Israeli Peace Movement Anti-Occupation Activism and Human Rights since the Al-Aqsa Intifada. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-83860-097-6.
- Aran, A. and Fleischmann, L. (2018). Framing and Foreign Policy—Israel’s Response to the Arab Uprisings. International Studies Review, 0, pp. 1–26. doi:10.1093/isr/viy055.
- Fleischmann, L. (2017). Smadar Lavie. Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture. New York; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014. Peace & Change, 42(1), pp. 162–164. doi:10.1111/pech.12223.
- 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.
- Khan-Harris, K. (2014). Reflections on the Gaza conflict. Jewish Quarterly, 61(3-4), pp. 66–75. doi:10.1080/0449010x.2014.978574.
- Fleischmann, L. The Role of Internal Third-Party Interveners in Civil Resistance Campaigns: The Case of Israeli–Jewish Anti-Occupation Activists. Government and Opposition: an international journal of comparative politics.
Programme Director, MA International Politics and Human Rigthts
IP3025 Global Ethics
IP3017 Final Year Research Project
IPM117 Global Ethics
IMP118 Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics
SAM005 Qualitative Research Methods