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Joanna is a PhD candidate (Supervision: Robin Geiß/Christian J Tams; Thesis Title: LAWS (Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems) Laws and Humanity: “Ancient Freedoms”, “Modern Dangers”) and Research and Teaching Associate for the International Law, Conflict and Security Research Group at the University of Glasgow. In this role, she conducts lectures, tutorials and assessment for a variety of International Law subjects across all levels, supports students (research and taught of all levels) in the extracurricular activities offered by the Group, and organises the Group’s busy calendar of events.

Joanna is Postgraduate Coordinator of the British International Studies Association International Law Working Group, Vice Chair of the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network and has founded the interdisciplinary Glasgow Artificial Intelligence Working Group. She has also worked as a Research Assistant for the European Yearbook of International Economic Law, as a Legal Intern at Global Rights Compliance, The Hague, and as an Assistant on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project. Joanna holds a First Class MA(Hons) International Relations and Spanish from the University of St Andrews, and LLM International Law and Security with Merit from the University of Glasgow.

Prior to her PhD, she worked at IES Villajunco, Santander, and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London. Joanna is also a part time professional cellist. Her research interests include Peace and Conflict Studies, International Security Studies, International Humanitarian Law, Law and Technology, Law and Morality, and Critical Approaches to International Law.

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