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Samantha Twietmeyer

Research fellow, Queen's University, Ontario

Samantha's research interests focus on complex negotiation, conflict management and peacebuilding.

Her PhD examined the negotiation processes in Northern Ireland and Cyprus, addressing historical and current challenges, and arguing for the utility of the Double Minority Dilemma as a framing device for navigating complex conflict negotiations in these and similar cases. These case specializations have contributed to an ongoing interest in the impact of the Brexit process in Northern Ireland as well as a watchful interest in Graeco-Turkish relations in the eastern Mediterranean.

In 2017 and 2018, and again in 2022, Samantha conducted in-depth field research in Northern Ireland and Cyprus during which time she was a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, Queen's University, Belfast. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the The Politics of Complex Diversity in Contested Cities project, and lead researcher in the project for the city of Belfast. In September 2019, Samantha assisted in presenting the Indigenous Land Rights and Reconciliation workshop at Queen’s University. She coordinated and produced a podcast resulting from this workshop which aired in Winter, 2020. She has taught undergraduate courses on Negotiations, the United Nations, Global Justice, and is currently teaching European Politics at Carleton University.


  • –present
    Research assistant, Queen's University, Ontario
  • –present
    Lecturer, Carleton University, Ontario


  • 2023 
    Queen's University, PhD Political Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Ulster, MA Peace and Conflict Resolution