Dr Brian McQuinn

Dr Brian McQuinn

Email: brian.mcquinn@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Dr Brian McQuinn, a Harry Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellow, is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Oxford’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding in Geneva, Switzerland and the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brian has completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford based on seven months of fieldwork in Misrata, Libya during the 2011 uprising. He conducted ethnographic research with fighting groups in Misrata, studying cognition, group bonding and organisational morphology.

His research has appeared in a range of media including The Guardian, Financial Times and Nature; he has also served as a commentator on BBC World Service. He has published with Oxford University Press and in various journals, including the Journal for Conflict Resolution and PS: Political Science and Politics. Prior to resuming academics, Brian worked for 14 years in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries as a dialogue specialist with the United Nations and various other international organizations. He has also taught the UN System Staff College course on “Applied Conflict Analysis for Prevention and Peacebuilding.”

 

Selected Publications

Madden, Francine, McQuinn, Brian. In press. ‘Conservation Conflict Transformation: Addressing the Missing Link in Wildlife Conservation,’ in Redpath, Steve, Young, Juliette, Gutierrez, Ralph and Wood, Kevin (eds.) Conflicts in Conservation. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Cole, Peter and McQuinn, Brian (eds.). 2015. The Libyan revolution and its aftermath (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press).

McQuinn, Brian. 2015. History’s Warriors: the emergence of revolutionary brigades in Misrata', in Peter Cole and Brian McQuinn (eds.), The Libyan revolution and its aftermath (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press).

Cole, Peter and McQuinn, Brian. 2015. 'Introduction: the politics of revolution and uprising’, in Peter Cole and Brian McQuinn (eds.), The Libyan revolution and its aftermath (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press).

Whitehouse, Harvey, Brian McQuinn, Michael Buhrmester, and William Jr Swann.
2014. ‘Brothers in arms: Libyan revolutionaries bond like family’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.50: 17783-17785.

Madden, Francine and McQuinn, Brian. 2014. ‘Conservation’s blind spot: The case for conflict transformation in wildlife conservation’, Biological Conservation, 178 (September), 55-67.

McQuinn, Brian and Oliva, Fabio. 2014. Engaging Non-state Armed Groups in the Field: Scoping Report. (Turin: United Nations System Staff College).

McQuinn, Brian. 2013. ‘Assessing (In)security after the Arab Spring: The Case of Libya,’ PS: Political Science & Politics, 46 (4), 716-720.

Benjamin King, McQuinn, Brian, Navas Caputo, Claudia and Tobon, Alonso. 2013. Ad Hoc Arsenals: PSSM Practices of Selected Non-state Actors (Geneva: Small Arms Survey).

Whitehouse, Harvey and McQuinn, Brian. 2012. ‘Ritual and Violence: Divergent modes of religiosity and armed struggle’, in Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

McQuinn, Brian. 2012. After the Fall: Libya's Evolving Armed Groups (Geneva: Small Arms Survey).

McQuinn, Brian. 2012. Armed Groups in Libya: Typology and Roles (Geneva: Small Arms Survey).

McQuinn, Brian. 2012. Impact Assessment: Youth employment programmes in Sierra Leone (2007–2009), (Freetown: United Nations Develop Programme).

Sullivan, Richard, McQuinn, Brian and Purushotham, Arnie. 2011. ‘How are we going to rebuild public health in Libya?’, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 104 (12), 490-92.

McQuinn, Brian. 2010. ‘Modes of coalition formation: CPN-Maoists doctrinal cohesion regimes’ in New Researchers' Perspectives on the Nepalese People's War (Paris: Centre for Himalayan Studies).

Beardsley, Kyle and McQuinn, Brian (2009), 'Rebel Groups as Predatory Organizations: The Political Effects of the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka', Journal of Conflict Resolution, 53 (4), 624-45.

Ellis, Christina, Koziell, Izabel, McQuinn, Brian. and Julie Stein. (2005). Approaching the Table: Transforming Conservation-Community Conflict into Opportunity. In Beyond the Arch: Community and Conservation in Greater Yellowstone and East Africa. 7th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Proceedings Edited by Alice Wondrak Biel. October 6–8, 2003, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.

McQuinn, Brian (2003) ‘A typology of post-accord problems: Step 1 - A survey of post-accord problems since 1989’, paper presented at the ‘Peace- building after Peace Accords’ conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, September 11–13.

Darby, John and McQuinn, Brian (2003) ‘Contemporary peacemaking: a matrix’, paper presented at the ‘Peace- building after Peace Accords’ conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, September 11–13.

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