Ellen Ravndal

Dr Ellen Ravndal

Research Fellow


BA International Studies (Oslo), MSc History of IR (LSE), DPhil in IR (Oxford)

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Ellen Ravndal

Ellen is a Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Department of International Relations. Her main research areas include international organisations, the UN Secretary-General, and international relations in the nineteenth century. Her research examines international organisations from a historical perspective and addresses the broader questions of what kind of actors international organisations are and how they gain autonomy.

Prior to joining the Department in 2017, Ellen was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Lund University. She was awarded a DPhil in International Relations from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 2015.

As part of an ongoing research project on the role of international organisations in the development of global order, Ellen is seeking abstracts from scholars interested in taking part in a panel at the ISA Annual Convention in Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.


Ellen is the Thesis Convenor INTR8038/8039 (2018). She also teaches the graduate course Writing International Relations INTR8065/8069 (Semester 2, 2018) and the undergraduate course Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution INTR1022 (Semester 2, 2018).

Signed hypothetical Ceasefire Agreement

Students conduct in-class peace negotiation simluation

First year undergrad students conduct hypothetical conflict resolution process in class.

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