Dr Catherine Arthur
Catherine is a Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies in the Humanitarian and conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on nationalism and political symbols in post-conflict nation-building and reconstruction, exploring how national identities are constructed and visually represented. Her regional expertise is in post-colonial and post-conflict societies, including those that have experienced ethno-nationalist violence and particularly Timor-Leste, Northern Ireland, and Cyprus. Her recent book, Political Symbols and National Identity in Timor-Leste, was published in 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan. Catherine is a founding member of the International Consortium for Conflict Graffiti (ICCG). She teaches on peacebuilding and security, international governance, and nations and nationalism.