Dr Mandy Turner joined the MEC as Visiting Fellow in September 2014. She is also the Director of the Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant) in East Jerusalem. Previously her posts have included: Lecturer in conflict resolution at the University of Bradford and Teaching Fellow in international peace and security at University College London. Her research focuses thematically on the political economy of war and peace, with a country specialism on Palestine. Recent research has also focused on political activists in Israel. She is co-editor of the journal International Peacekeeping and a founding member of the journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory.