Allison Chandler

PhD Candidate


Allison Chandler is a security and development specialist whose work is focused on promoting good governance and building resilient communities. She is pursuing her PhD at Dalhousie, focusing on rebel governance, building legitimacy and authority, and the interdisciplinary nature of post-conflict reconstruction. She is a graduate of the War Studies department of King’s College London (MA, 2015) and of McMaster University’s Arts & Science program (BASc, 2014).

Before coming to Dalhousie, Allison spent several years working in international aid on issues related to community development, refugees and migration, and youth radicalization. Her work has taken her across Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa, as well as remote regions of northern Canada.

Research interests:

Rebel governance; the conflict, security, and development nexus; state formation; peace processes and negotiations; international development; good governance; Mali