Alison Howell is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, Newark, where she is also an affiliate member of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. She previously held research fellowships at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) and in Politics, both at the University of Manchester, as well as a Fulbright Chair at Brown University and SUNY. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Critical Military Studies, an editorial board member of Critical Studies on Security, and a member of the Eisenhower Research Group, which produces the Costs of War project.
Dr. Howell has written on topics relating to the international relations of medicine, health, security and warfare. Her first book, Madness in International Relations examined the role of psychology in global security practices. Her work has also been published in journals such as the Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Studies in Social Justice, and International Political Sociology.