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Researcher biography

Dr. Sarah Teitt is the Deputy Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. In this role, Sarah is responsible for advancing research and building partnerships aimed at the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities in the Asia Pacific region. Sarah was a founding member of the Centre's management team in 2008, and from 2009-mid 2012 served as the Centre's Outreach Director. She has nearly a decade of experience in delivering training and education programs on mass atrocities prevention for government, civil society and academic institutions in the Asia Pacific region, and has designed and facilitated workshops and seminars in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Mongolia, Japan and China.

Sarah has two core research interests. The first focuses on Chinese foreign policy and mass atrocities prevention, and the second on the prevention of widespread and systematic sexual and gender based violence. Sarah spearheads the Centre's research and engagement in Northeast Asia, and is a researcher in the Centre's Gender and Atrocities Prevention program. She serves as an academic advisor to the Research Centre of the United Nations and International Organizations at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and is a member of the Australia/New Zealand Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC).



(co-edited with Sara E. Davies, Zim Nwokora, and Eli Stamnes), Responsibility to Protect and Women, Peace and Security: Aligning the Protection Agendas (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013).

Journal Articles:

(with Tim Dunne), 'Contested Intervention: India, China and the Responsibility to Protect', Global Governance, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2015): 371-391.

(with Sara E. Davies and Zim Nwokora), 'Bridging the Gap: Early Warning, Gender Inequality and the Responsibility to Protect', Cooperation & Conflict, Vol. 50 (2015): 228-249.

(with Sara E. Davies and Kimberly Nackers), 'Women, Peace and Security as an ASEAN Priority', Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 68, No. 3 (2014): 333-355.

(with Sara E. Davies) 'Engendering the Responsibility to Protect: Women and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities', Global Responsibility to Protect, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2012): 198-222.

'Responsibility to Protect and China's Peacekeeping Policy', International Peacekeeping, Vol. 18, No. 3 (2011): 298-312.

'Assessing Polemics, Principles and Practices: China and the Responsibility to Protect'.' Global Responsibility to Protect, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2009): 208-236.

Book Chapters:

'Sovereignty as Responsibility', in The Globalization of International Society, eds. Christian Reus-Smit and Tim Dunne, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

'Is Human Security a Solution?', in Asia-Pacific Security, eds. Andrew Carr and Joanne Wallis, (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2016).

'Asia Pacific and South Asia', in The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect, eds. Tim Dunne and Alex Bellamy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

'China and the International Human Rights Regime', in Charles Hawksley and Nichole Georgeou, eds. The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific, Third ed. (South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2014).

'Paper Tiger or Platform for Action? South Asia and the Responsibility to Protect', in Routledge Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect, eds. W. Andy Knight and Frazer Egerton (London: Routledge, 2012).

'The Responsibility to Protect and China's Peacekeeping Policy', in China's Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping, eds. Marc Lanteigne and Miwa Hirono, eds. (London: Routledge, 2012).