Lecturer in International Relations
Steering Committee, Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research
School of IR profile
Pillars: peace and security; rights and ethics; leadership and agency
Keywords: peace operations; statebuilding; rule of law; international authority; leadership
Mateja joined the School of International Relations in September 2015. Her research seeks to better understand theoretical and policy implications of the shift from short-term to sustained third-party engagements in contemporary interventions; and the subsequent push-back against these developments. Theoretically, Mateja works primarily within a constructivist IR tradition, but her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on international political theory, legal scholarship, and sociology. Mateja is currently working on a book on international authority in statebuilding and a related project exploring individual leadership in international organizations.
Mateja previously worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). She also held post-doctoral fellowship appointments at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). She received her PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2013.