Dr Lydia Cole

Lydia is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Durham University on the AHRC-funded project ‘The Art of Peace’. Her research engages at the intersections of feminist international relations, critical peace and conflict studies, and visual global politics, with a particular interest in the contributions of curating and the arts to peacebuilding. She is also interested in conceptual approaches to recognition in grassroots and institutional justice processes. She has conducted fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has previously co-curated exhibitions on global conflict textiles, including Stitched Voices (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and Threads, War and Conflict (The Byre Theatre, St Andrews).