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Matt Killingsworth

Lecturer in International Relations at University of Tasmania

Dr Matt Killingsworth is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania. In 2013, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford. He is the author of Civil Society in Communist Eastern Europe: Opposition and Dissent in Totalitarian Regimes (2012) numerous articles on post-Communist justice (lustration) in Poland and Czechoslovakia and, more recently, book chapters on the changing nature of war. Matt can be heard every Wednesday morning between 10 and 10.30 on 936 ABC Hobart discussing the week in international politics.

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Lecturer in International Relations, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2002 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), First Class

Publications

  • 2012
    Civil Society in Communist Eastern Europe: Opposition and Dissent in Totalitarian Regimes, ECPR Press
  • 2012
    Understanding Order and Violence in the post-Soviet space: the Chechen and Russo-Georgian Wars, Global Change, Peace and Security
  • 2011
    Stalin the Charismatic Leader: Explaining the Cult of Personality as a Legitimation Technique, Politics, Religion and Ideology
  • 2010
    Lustration after Totalitarianism: Poland’s attempts to Reconcile with its Communist Past, Communist and Post Communist Studies
  • 2010
    Lustration and Legitimacy, Global Society

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)

Contact Matt for

  • General
  • Media request
  • Speaking request
  • Consulting / Advising
  • Research collaboration
  • Research supervision