is a PhD researcher, focusing on the impact of colonialism on contemporary conflict dynamics and in/security in Cyprus. Before joining the project, she studied the M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Philipps-University of Marburg and the B.A. Applied African Studies at the University of Bayreuth. Sophie´s research interests include activism and social movements, processes of social transformation, memory, identity and conflict, security studies, and post-colonial theory. She is especially interested in the micro-dynamics of conflict and conflict transformation.