Karin Aggestam is professor of Political Science at Lund University, honorary professor at University of Queensland and visiting professor (2016-18) at Monash University, Australia. She is also excellent teaching practitioner (ETP) at the Teaching Academy of the Social Sciences at Lund University. She has been director of Peace & Conflict Studies, Lund University, senior associate member at St Antony's College, Oxford University and held visiting research and teaching fellowships at universities of Queensland, Otago, Fudan, Sabanci and Jerusalem.
Karin is presently lead author for the International Panel on Social Progress; book series co-editor on Law, Conflict and International Relations (Routledge, together with Chandra Lekha Sriram, Lorraine Elliott, Julie Mertus); board member of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation; and member of the referee group on UN SCR 1325 at the Folke Bernadotte Academy.
Karin's interdisciplinary research interests include conflict analysis, peacebuilding, gender, negotiation/mediation, hydropolitics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has published 7 books and her articles have appeared in international journals, such as Millennium. Third World Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, Mediterranean Quarterly, Cambridge Review of International Studies, International Negotiation, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Peacebuilding, International Environment Agreement and others. She has also contributed to The Sage Handbook on Conflict Resolution, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology and The Sage Handbook of Diplomacy.