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Marissa Quie

Dr. Marissa Quie is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, College Lecturer in Politics at Magdalene College and Director of Studies at Lucy Cavendish College.  She was previously a Research Fellow at Queens’ College and Samuel Reichmann Fellow at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. She received her Ph.D from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.

Her main research interests focus on the problem of peace and on the connections between peace, gender and security and regional solutions to the problem of peace.  Her research engages with the motifs of participation and protection that characterise debates about women and marginalised groups. She is currently engaged in a research project analysing the appeal of Islamic State for British women.

She has done extensive consultancy work for the United Nations and for the Government of Afghanistan and has acted as an advisor to the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) which was initiated in 2010. She has been a Mentor to Afghan students at both Cambridge and Oxford. 



“Social Justice and Social Disruption: The Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program: A Responsible End to War,?” Humanity and Society (Forthcoming, 2016)

Quie, M., (2014)  ‘The Istanbul Process: prospects for regional connectivity in the heart of Asia’ Asia Europe Journal: Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 285-300 (Springer Open Access Publishing:

Quie, M., (2013)  ‘Afghanistan as the Heart of Asia: The Istanbul Process and the Future of Regional Cooperation’, International Relations and Diplomacy, volume 1, No. 1, pp 32-46.

Quie, M., (2012) ‘Peace-building and democracy promotion in Afghanistan : the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme and reconciliation with the Taliban’, in: ‘ Do All Things Go Together? Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion ’ Democratization, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 553-574.

“Democracy Promotion and Peace-Building in Afghanistan: The Question of Reconciliation with the Taliban” (Standing Group on International Relations: September 2010)

 Quie, M (2000) Postmodernist Theories and the Question of Time” in Baert, P. (ed) Time in Intellectual Thought. New York: Elsevier North-Holland.





  • Position: Associate Researcher
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  • Tel: 01223 767180
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ
  • Dr Quie supervises graduate students