Professor Jeremy Allouche is a co-director of the Humanitarian Learning Centre and principle investigator of the GCRF-funded project Islands of Innovation in Protracted Crisis, the AHRC/DFID-funded project New Community-Informed Approaches to Humanitarian Protection and Restraint and the ESRC-funded project The Great Green Wall and Sahelian Environmental Imaginaries: Green Fix and the Persistence of a Policy Idea.
He is a political sociologist trained in history and international relations with over 20 years research and advisory experience on resource politics (water, mining) in conflict and borderland areas and the difficulties of aid delivery in such contexts, as well as studying the idea of ‘islands of peace’. He previously worked at the University of Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, ETH Lausanne, the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public administration, and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
He has extensive fieldwork experience in West Africa, most notably Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, conducting research with international donor and aid agencies, peacebuilding international NGOs, local civil society, and human rights activists. His advisory experience includes work with the Conciliation Resources, DFID, IrishAid, SDC, UNHCR and the World Food Programme. He is on the editorial board of International Peacekeeping Journal and the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
Jeremy co-supervises a total of five PhD students, who work on water politics (Ahmed Al-Aghbari and Julian Neef), and resource governance and aid in West Africa (Álvaro Moreira and Stella Odiase) and peacebuilding in the Middle East (Jeremy Barker). He is particularly interested in hearing from prospective candidates who are proposing to focus in their PhD research on African politics and development (especially West Africa and DRC) and humanitarian-development nexus.