Visiting Research Scholar
B.A. (University of London); M.Sc. (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Elizabeth Minor is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Jindal School of International Affairs during the spring semester. She is currently on sabbatical from her role as an Advisor at Article 36, a UK-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that works for stronger international standards and greater public scrutiny over weapons, through research, advocacy and campaigns for new international laws and policies that can better protect civilians.
As part of this role Elizabeth sits on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and was part of the ICAN team that won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work in 2017.
Elizabeth is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool’s department of sociology, where she is co-supervising a PhD examining how operations involving armed drones are conducted and the law enacted in practice, as part of a partnership between Article 36 and the University.
She was previously a researcher at the NGOs Every Casualty and Oxford Research Group, where she launched the global Casualty Recorders Network, and was responsible for studies into methodologies and practices used in the field of documenting and recording the casualties of armed conflict and violence. Elizabeth is also the volunteer Chair of the Board of Airwars, an NGO that monitors civilian harm from international military actions, and convenes its Advisory Board.
Humanitarian disarmament and arms control, global norms in the use of force, the interaction between weapons technologies and conflict practices, global civil society, (under)-representation in international forums, protection of civilians, humanitarian impacts of conflict, casualty recording and documentation, transitional justice