Peace and Conflict Studies
Main research areas:
- Peace and Conflict Research
- International relations
- Identity politics and conflict transformation
Current research and teaching:
Lisa Strömbom is Associate Professor in Political Science. She supervises Ph D students and teaches and tutors theses in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations at all levels. She has published on identities in conflict, conflict transformation and historiography, recognition in intrastate conflict as well as on grassroots peacebuilding with a main empirical focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She leads the project “Pushing the boundaries of peace research – reconceptualizing and measuring agonistic peace”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Strömbom also serves as PI for the project "The military as an 'agent of change' for gender-relations in post-conflict societies?" funded by Vetenskapsrådet/SIDA 2019-2021. She has published the monograph Israeli identity, thick recognition and conflict transformation (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), and coauthored the text-book War and Peace in Israel-Palestine (Krig och Fred i Israel/Palestina) with Professor Karin Aggestam and Ph D Anders Persson (Studentlitteratur, 2014). She has co-edited the book Divided Cities - Governing Diversity with Professor Annika Björkdahl (Nordic Academic Press, 2015). She has published articles in journals such as European Journal of International Relations, Global Society, Journal of International Realstions and Development, Third World Quarterly, Space and Polity, the European Legacy, Mediterranean Politics and Peacebuilding. In April 2020 she was promoted to Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP) by the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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Tracing Responses to Recognition in the Oslo Peace Process and Its Aftermath : The Interlinkage between Relational and Internal Ontological SecurityLisa Strömbom, Yoav Kapshuk
(2022) Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 39 p.315-332
Agonistic peace agreements? : Analytical tools and dilemmasLisa Strömbom, Isabel Bramsen, Anne Lene Stein
(2022) Review of International Studies, 48 p.689-704
Agonistic Peace: Advancing Knowledge on Institutional Dynamics and Relational TransformationLisa Strömbom, Isabel Bramsen
(2022) Third World Quarterly, 43 p.1237-1250
Agonistic Recognition as a Remedy for Identity Backlash : Insights from Israel and TurkeyLisa Strömbom, Bahar Rumelili
(2022) Third World Quarterly, 43 p.1361-1379
A versatile organisation : Mapping the military's core roles in a changing security environmentNina Wilén, Lisa Strömbom
(2022) European Journal of International Security, 7 p.18-37
Israeli pre-transitional justice and the Nakba-LawYoav Kapshuk, Lisa Strömbom
(2021) Israel Law Review, 54 p.305-323
Exploring analytical avenues for agonistic peaceLisa Strömbom
(2020) Journal of International Relations and Development , p.1-23
Leadership and Normative Entrepreneurship in the UN Security Council: : Sweden’s quest for peace in the Middle EastKarin Aggestam, Lisa Strömbom
(2020) Sweden in the UN Security Council
Civil Society Democratising Global Governance? : Potentials and Limitations of “Counter-Democracy”Sara Kalm, Lisa Strömbom, Anders Uhlin
(2019) Global Society, 33 p.499-519
Exploring Prospects for Agonistic Encounters in Conflict Zones : Investigating Dual Narrative Tourism in Israel/PalestineLisa Strömbom
(2019) Alternatives, 44 p.75-93
Peacebuilding in the Middle EastKarin Aggestam, Lisa Strömbom
(2019) Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security , p.141-153
Konfliktlösning i delade städer : En jämförande fallstudieLisa Strömbom, Annika Björkdahl
(2017) Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 119 p.543-563
Memory and Agency in Intractable Conflicts : Revisited PastsLisa Strömbom
(2017) HISTORICAL DIALOGUES, JUSTICE, AND MEMORY NETWORK WORKING PAPER SERIES
Counter-conduct in divided cities : Resisting urban planning policy in JerusalemLisa Strömbom
(2017) Peacebuilding, 5 p.239-254
Whose place?: emplaced narratives and the politics of belonging in East Jerusalem's contested neighbourhood of SilwanLisa Strömbom, Mannergren Selimovic Johanna
(2015) Space & Polity, 19
Towards agonistic peacebuilding? : Exploring the antagonism–agonism nexus in the Middle East Peace processKarin Aggestam, Fabio Cristiano, Lisa Strömbom
(2015) Third World Quarterly, 36 p.1736-1753
Resistance in divided Jerusalem: contesting urban planning policyLisa Strömbom
(2015) Divided cities: Governing diversity , p.175-197
Introduction - Governing contested issues in divided citiesLisa Strömbom, Annika Björkdahl
(2015) Divided Cities: governing diversity , p.15-41
Conclusion – Contestation in divided citiesLisa Strömbom, Annika Björkdahl
(2015) Divided Cities: Governing diversity , p.237-249
Thick Recognition: Advancing thoery on identity change in intractable conlfictsLisa Strömbom
(2014) European Journal of International Relations, 20 p.168-191
Disempowerment and marginalisation of peace NGOs: Exposing peace gaps in Israel and PalestineKarin Aggestam, Lisa Strömbom
(2013) Peacebuilding, 1 p.109-124
Identity shifts and conflict transfromation - Probing the Israeli history debatesLisa Strömbom
(2013) Mediterranean Politics, 18 p.78-96
Israeli identity, thick recognition and conflict transformationLisa Strömbom
(2013) Series in Political Psychology
Local peacebuilding between fear and fatigue in Israel and PalestineKarin Aggestam, Lisa Strömbom
Revisiting the Past : Israeli identity, thick recognition and conflict transformationLisa Strömbom
(2010) Lund Political Studies
Lisa Strömbom is Associate Professor in Political Science and conducts research on topics such as identity politics and conflict transformation in intrastate conflicts, as well as gender aspects of the military, focusing on Colombia, Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, Mali and Niger. She has previously served as Director of Peace and Conflict Studies (2015-2017) and Assistant Head of the Department of Political Science (2018-2020). She teaches peace and conflict studies and supervises theses in political science and peace and conflict studies at all levels.
Ongoing research projects
Strömbom currently serves as PI for project “Pushing the boundaries of peace research – reconceptualizing and measuring agonistic peace”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Strömbom leads the project "The military as an 'agent of change' for gender-relations in post-conflict societies? -evidence from Liberia and Mali (Gendered Militaries), funded by Vetenskapsrådet/SIDA 2019-2021.
During 2018 Lisa Strömbom was affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, as a researcher on a project on alternative narrative tourism in Israel and Palestine.
During 2017 Lisa Strömbom served as a researcher in the project "Divided Cities: Challenges to Peacebuilding and Development", funded by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskaprådet) and SIDA.
Between 2012 and 2015 Strömbom participated in the project "Contested Administrations: Conflict Resolution and the Development of Democracy", financed by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
Between 2010 and 2012 Lisa Strömbom served as a Post Doc in the projekt "Exploring Peace Gaps", funded by the the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
Global Political Thought
Peace and Conflict Research
For the press/media
The Israeli-Palestinian Conlfict