Dr Vanessa Pupavac is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the UN Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and other international organisations.
Her research encompasses international human rights, children's rights, linguistic rights, humanitarian and development politics.
In recent years she has been examining the international politics of trauma, that is, the influence of Western therapy culture on international aid policy and the rise of international psychosocial programmes. She is also currently examining international language rights and language politics.
Her research is underpinned by an interest in contemporary subjectivity and the crisis of meaning in international politics. Vanessa Pupavac is a member of the International Relations, Security and International History. research grouping in the School. She is a member of The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice in the School.