Dr Serena Timmoneri

Lecturer, Criminology and Policing

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Criminology , Policing

Serena's areas of expertise include genocide and mass atrocities prevention, gender, terrorism, and peacekeeping and peacebuilding.

Email: serena.timmoneri@aru.ac.uk

Background

Serena completed her Bachelor in International Relations and EU Politics at the University of Messina, in 2009 and her master in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations at the University of Catania, graduating cum laude in 2012. She finished her PhD in Political Sciences at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Catania, in 2017. Her thesis was on New Perspective for the Responsibility to Protect: reducing gender inequality as a means to reduce the risk of genocide. She is the author of the book Gender Equality and Responsibility to Protect in Africa (2018, Routledge). She is currently Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Anglia Ruskin University, conducting research on Radicalization of Female Terrorists.

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Research interests

  • Recruitment processes of female Islamist terrorists
  • Radicalization and De-Radicalization of female Islamist terrorists
  • Gender and Terrorism
  • Responsibility to Protect and Peacebuilding

Teaching

Serena currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Violence, Masculinity, and Confrontation (Level 5)
  • Crime News and Criminology (Level 4)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Political Sciences, University of Catania
  • Master Degree in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations, University of Catania
  • Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences curriculum International and European Political Relations, University of Messina

Selected recent publications

Timmoneri, S. (2018). Gender Equality and Responsibility to Protect in Africa. London: Routeledge.

Timmoneri, S. (2015). “New Perspectives for the Responsibility to Prevent: Reducing Gender Inequality as a means to reduce the risk of Mass Atrocities”, in Vasilka Sancin (eds.) Responsibility to Protect: Where Do We Stand Ten Years After?. 1st ed., Ljubljana.

Timmoneri, S. (2015). “Responsibility to Protect and ‘Peacetime Atrocities’: the case of North Korea", International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 19 (8).

Recent presentations and conferences

Lectures and Seminars:

2022: Lecture “Genocide as a product of Terrorism”, M.A. in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University.

2022: Lecture “Rape as a Weapon of War”, M.A. in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University.

2021: Webinar “The role of civil society in Peacebuilding: Women and the Responsibility to Rebuild”, M.A. in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations, University of Catania.

2021: Series of Lectures on State Sovereignty, Humanitarian Intervention, Responsibility to Protect and to Prevent, Peacebuilding and Gender in R2P and Peacebuilding, MA International Relations, Anglia Ruskin University.

2021: Lecture “International Criminal Law”, MA International Institution and Policy, Anglia Ruskin University.

2021: Lecture “Genocide and Terrorism”, MA Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University.

2017: Seminar “Le Donne nello Stato Islamico”, in B.A. in Politics and International Relations Course”, University of Catania.

2016: Seminar “Women in the Islamic State”, M.A. in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations, University of Catania.

2015: Seminars “Women and the Responsibility to Protect”, “Women in the Islamic State”, M.A. in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations, University of Catania.

Conferences:

Webinar Chair – EU external borders and Schengen system in the light of migration challenge, University of Catania. 8 May 2021.

9 -10-2019 Presenter “The Power of Words: The Impact of Hate Speech in Europe” – EUPra Conference – University of Catania. 9 October 2019.

Presenter “The European Union and the Challenge of the Khilafah. From the root to the causes: the case of Hizb –ut- Tahrir” – 24th World Congress of Political Sciences – International Political Association (Poznan). 23/28 July 2016.

Presenter “New Perspectives for Mass Atrocities’ Prevention: Improving gender equality as a means to reduce the risk of genocide. The cases of Nigeria and Burundi” - ECPR Graduate Conference – University of Tartu. 11/13 July 2016.

Presenter “L’impatto dei movimenti femminili nella ricostruzione post- genocidio: i casi del Rwanda e della Sierra Leone” – Convegno della Sezione di Sociologia Politica dell’AIS – Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Catania. 9/10 October 2015.

Presenter “New perspectives for Mass Atrocities Prevention: Reducing Gender Inequality as a means to reduce the risk of Genocide” - XXIX Convegno SISP - Società Italiana di Scienza Politica - University of Calabria. 10/12 September 2015.

Presenter “Citizens of the Ummah or citizens of the State? The European radical Muslim youth as a “Trojan Horse” for the European Union: the case of Hizb ut-Takir” – Third ReSHAPE Annual Workshop on “Insecurity Complexes. The EU and Member States Response” – Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Catania. 11/12 June 2015.

Presenter “New Perspectives for the Responsibility to Prevent: Reducing Gender Inequality as a means to reduce the risk of Mass Atrocities” - Second Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference - Faculty of Law - University of Lubjana. 23/24 April 2015.

Discussant - Seminar “Diritto, diritti, conflitti: strategie e politiche di contrasto alla violenza di genere” – Department of Political and Social Sciences - University of Catania. 11 November 2014.