Dr. Slocum-Bradley, Nikki

Associate Research Fellow
United States
01/12/2009 to 31/12/2016
Biographical Statement 

Nikki Slocum-Bradley was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS in Bruges since 2002 until the end of December 2016. She was also Program and Research Advisor for the Life and Peace Institute (LPI) in Uppsala, Sweden. Previously she has held positions as Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury’s Brussels School of International Studies (2005), the Free University of Brussels (VUB) (2003), and at Georgetown University (1999-2001). She was also head of the UNU-CRIS office in Brussels (2003-2005).

Nikki Slocum-Bradley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, a Degree (Master’s equivalent) in Psychology from the University of Kiel, and a PhD in Psychology from Georgetown University. She was also visiting scholar at Oxford University.

Her research interests include: social-psychological and cultural aspects of regional integration, especially the relationship between identity-constructions, conflict and peace; regional integration and human security; social construction and development; discourse analysis, in particular Positioning Theory; philosophies and methodologies of (social) science; psychology.

She is editor and co-author of Promoting Conflict or Peace through Identity, author of Particpatory Methods Toolkit: A Practioner’s Manual (2003, King Baudouin Foundation and Flemish Institute for Science and Technology Assessment; Expanded edition, 2005). She has published in Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, Third World Quarterly, Common Knowledge, Culture and Psychology, Journal of European Integration and Geopolitics. She has authored various chapters in edited books (published by Springer, Praeger, Pluto Press, UNU Press, James Currey, Ashgate, Nordic Africa Institute, Nomos), as well as expert background papers for various policy forums.