I am an Assistant Professor of International Relations and the Director of the MA International Relations program at Richmond American University in London. With a specialization in Peace Studies, Critical Security Studies, International Law, and Human Rights, I bring a diverse range of expertise to my teaching and research. I received my PhD in 2017 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, where I studied conceptual dissonances in the transitional justice processes of Uganda and Liberia.
Since 2016, I have been teaching at Richmond American University in London, where I offer courses on various subjects, including Peace Studies, Critical Security Studies, International Law, Human Rights, International Relations Theory, Contemporary Global Politics, and Foreign Policy Analysis. I am passionate about fostering critical thinking, effective communication, and a deep understanding of global issues among my students. I also work on degree validation, curriculum review, and decolonization, to help realize the university’s mission of unity in diversity.
I am dedicated to inspiring and guiding students, conducting impactful research, and contributing to the field of International Relations. By integrating critical analysis, effective communication, and mindfulness principles, I strive to create an inclusive and engaging learning environment for a diverse body of students. Through my research, I aim to shed light on significant global challenges and contribute to the pursuit of peace, justice, and human rights.
Supervision and Mentorship:
I have the privilege of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, focusing on qualitative and normative research methods. I emphasize critical analysis and effective communication skills, empowering students to contribute meaningfully to the academic discourse. Additionally, I believe in creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, championing a dialogic approach to pedagogy rooted in care ethics and mindfulness.
Student Support and Development:
Beyond the classroom, I actively seek opportunities to support my students in their personal and academic growth. I organize mindfulness and meditation sessions to promote well-being and stress management. Through one-on-one mentorship, I guide students in their academic journeys, offering guidance and support. Furthermore, I provide internship opportunities within my research project, enabling students to gain practical experience and further develop their skills.
My research revolves around two key thematic areas that have significant implications for international relations and human rights.
- Glucksam, N. “Accountability after Mass Atrocities: Political Contestation or Conceptual Dissonance?.” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 31.1 (2022): 46-64.
- Glucksam, N. “My Grief, Our Grievance.” Agency in Transnational Memory Politics 4 (2020): 179.
- Glucksam, N. “Politicisation of Contested Justice – How conceptual dissonance affects the pursuit of justice after mass atrocity”. Conference paper, European International Studies Association, Sophia, September 2019 .
- Glucksam, N. “Competitive political victimhood: exploring the co-constitution of righteousness and insecurity”, Conference paper, European International Studies Association, Sophia, September 2019
- Glucksam, N. “I Fear, Therefore I Am: Victimhood and the Struggle for Ontological Security in the Liberia Truth Commission.” 20.1 (2018): 89-108.
- Glucksam, N. “Ontological Security in the Aftermath of Civil Wars: Lessons from Liberia and Uganda”. Conference paper, International Studies Association (ISA), Atlanta, March 2016
- Glucksam, N. “Justice after Civil Wars: Between Universal Norms and Local Meanings”. Conference paper, International Studies Association (ISA), Atlanta, March 2016
- Glucksam, N. “The anatomy of human rights in Israel: constitutional rhetoric and state practice.” (2014): 615-617.
- Grassroots Peace and Reconciliation Movements:
Under the project titled “Pathways for Reconciliation,” I have established a comprehensive dataset of NGOs and community organizations engaged in pursuing reconciliation within their communities and national contexts. This dataset explores the relationship between historical perspectives, political communications, and normative approaches to peace, justice, and reconciliation. For more information on the project see: pathwaysofreconciliation.com
- Impact of Victim Mentality and Pursuit of Rightness on Human Rights:
In this research project, I apply a reflexive critical methodology to analyze discourses and documents surrounding the emergence and application of human rights documents, policies, and curricula. I investigate how these frameworks are defined by the unipolar moment and the hegemonic nature of the universal view of human rights. Currently, I am exploring these themes using a newly available archive of EU documents from the 1990s at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence.