Hi! I'm Shona.
My research is about conflict, peacebuilding, and the politics of development in Myanmar's borderlands. In my work, I see violence and inequality in many places, but also community, creativity, and care. By taking an ethnographic, relational approach, I strive - if imperfectly - to highlight these all in equal measure.
I live in both academic and non-academic worlds. Currently, I am based at the University of Zurich as a senior scientist (lecturer/researcher). I am also an associate fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Previously, I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford and studied at the National University of Singapore. I have also worked with think-tanks, international institutions, and non-profit organisations.
I love cooking, knitting, ballet, and contemporary dance. I never seem to do these things enough.