Joanne McEvoy

Expert Network


Joanne McEvoy is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Her research interests lie in post-conflict institutional design, particularly the capacity of power-sharing to promote sustainable peace and democracy in deeply divided societies. She has a wider research interest in the role of international organisations in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Originally from Northern Ireland, she has a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast and was a Sawyer Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict, University of Pennsylvania before joining Aberdeen in 2008. She is presently working on a research grant funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (with Dr Allison McCulloch, Brandon University) on the role of external actors in promoting and maintaining power sharing in deeply divided, conflict-affected societies.

Joanne has published several books on post-conflict power sharing: Power-Sharing Executives: Governing in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Northern Ireland (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Places (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, co-edited with Brendan O’Leary) and on minority rights: The European Minority Rights Regime (Palgrave, 2012, co-authored with David Galbreath). She has published articles on post-conflict power sharing (Cooperation and Conflict, Democratization, Government and Opposition, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics) and on minority rights in Europe (Ethnopolitics, Journal of European Integration, Security Dialogue).