Dr Brigitte Piquard

MA - Sociology (Catholic University of Louvain); MA - Islamic Studies and Arabic Language (Louvain); Ph.D. - International Relations (Louvain)

Reader in Humanitarianism and Conflict


Professor at Catholic University of Louvain (2002-2005); Visiting Professor at Louvain (1998-2002); and Director of European Master's Programme on International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) at Louvain (1999-2005).

Researcher at Centre d'etudes des Crises et Conflicts Internationaux (Louvain). Visiting Fellowships include Deakin University (Melbourne); Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (Paris); School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and at several universities in Pakistan.

Extensive research and publications on humanitarian and other issues - particularly concerning Afghan refugees - in Pakistan. Organised field trips for Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) students to Lebanon and Armenia. Research interests include new political Islamic movements; gender and conflict; anthropology applied to humanitarian action; and cultures of war.


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP


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