Louise Ridden is a postdoctoral research fellow working on the sustainable security practices project (SUPRA), hosted by the Politics Unit in the Department of Management and Business (MAB) and Tampere Peach Research Institute (TAPRI). She holds a PhD from Aberystwyth University, UK, where she was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her thesis 'Making alternative worlds: Unarmed civilian protection and nonviolent imaginaries of conflict' studied nonviolence as a way of knowing, doing, and being in armed conflict through the practice of unarmed civilian protection.
Her current research interests include: principles and practices of unarmed civilian protection, the politics of nonviolence, Feminist IR theory, existentialist theory, knowledge production, and the intersection of nonviolence and political narrations of embodiment, space, and temporality.
Louise previously worked on the AHRC-GCRF funded Creating Safer Space Network + project and was a visit fellow at the University of Montreal.