Eglantine Staunton

Dr Eglantine Staunton

Senior Lecturer (Fellow)


BA, MA (Sciences Po), MA (UQ), PhD (UQ)

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Eglantine Staunton

Eglantine is a Senior Lecturer (Fellow) in the Department of International Relations (Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs). She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (University of Queensland).

Her work focuses on human protection (in particular, atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect), norm diffusion, and France’s foreign policy. She is also interested in the UN Security Council and the EU’s foreign policy.

Her book France, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect was published by Manchester University Press in 2020. It brings together human protection, France’s foreign policy, and norm diffusion by reshaping our understanding of key principles and norms of human protection, correcting prevailing assumptions on France’s foreign policy, while making a wider contribution to the literature on how domestic and international norms interact.

Her research has also been published in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Third World Quarterly, International Relations, Global Responsibility to Protect, Modern and Contemporary France, and in edited volumes. 

Eglantine is committed to making a significant impact on society and policy. As a consequence, she has provided recommendations to the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and evidence to a number of Select Committee inquiries in the UK on issues of human protection. She also contributes to The Conversation and The Interpreter. 

Before joining the ANU in 2019, Eglantine was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, where she was also part of the executive team of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect from 2017 to 2019. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland.   


In 2021, Eglantine teaches the undergraduate course Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution INTR1022 (Semester 2, 2021).

Thesis topic

Zohra Akhter - Can International Refugee Convention be Impactful in Practice? Dissecting the Refugee Policy Process of States

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