Dr Shannon Zimmerman is a Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland. Dr Zimmerman’s research focuses on the intersection of the protection of civilians and counterterrorism norms within UN peacekeeping missions. She specifically looks at how these norms interact with each other at the field level and their impact on the structure and nature of contemporary peacekeeping missions. Dr Zimmerman’s most recent research focuses on online misogyny and politics, in particular the emergence of the involuntary celibates or “incels” as a political group.
Dr Zimmerman also holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.