Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Student Advisor
Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-8181
Email: m[dot]anderson[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)
BA, MA (UBC), PhD (Cambridge)
Areas for Student Research Supervision
• International relations
• Norms in world politics
• Peace and conflict studies
• Post-conflict peacebuilding
• Women and peace/war
Examples of Recent Courses Taught
1020 Issues in World Politics; 2010 Research and Writing in Political Science; 3220 International Organizations; 4230 Theories of International Relations
Dr. Anderson researches peace processes, post-conflict reconstruction, and transnationalism in war and peace. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change and co-chairing an international working group on transnational actors and conflict outcomes. Dr. Anderson’s interest in social and political change that occur due to armed conflict stem from her earlier work as a human rights officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Croatia from 1999-2002, an election monitor in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, and a volunteer with NGOs in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Anderson, Miriam J. and Liam Swiss (Forthcoming). "Peace Accords and the Adoption of Electoral Quotas for Women in the Developing World, 1990-2006." Politics & Gender (Issue to be assigned).
Anderson, Miriam J. (2011) “The UN Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons (The Pinheiro Principles): Suggestions for Improved Applicability.” Journal of Refugee Studies, 24(2).pp. 304-322.
Anderson, Miriam J. (2010) “Transnational Feminism and Norms in Peace Processes: The Cases of Burundi and Northern Ireland” in Journal of Intervention and State-Building, 4(1). pp. 1-21.
Anderson, Miriam J. (Forthcoming) “From Principle to Policy: The Emergence, Implementation and Re-Articulation of the Right to Post-Conflict Property Repossession” in Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard (eds) Implementation and International World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Anderson, Miriam J. (2011) "Gender and Peacemaking: Women's Rights in Contemporary Peace Agreements" in Andrea Bartoli, Susan Allen Nan, and Zachariah Mampilly, Peacemaking: A Comprehensive Theory and Practice Reference. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International.pp. 344-377.