Department of Political Science


Dr Noele Crossley

Teaching Fellow in International Organisations & International Security 
 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: noele.crossley@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Noele Crossley is Teaching Fellow in International Organisations and International Security in the Department of Political Science at University College London and a Research Associate of the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

She received a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from LSE and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She has worked at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, and she is a member of the Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace). She has taught a wide range of courses in the fields of International Relations and international peace and security at undergraduate and postgraduate level at LSE, Nazarbayev University, UCL, and Oxford.

Noele is the author of Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society (Routledge, 2016). The empirical chapters of the book draw heavily on fieldwork conducted in Sudan and Kenya for in-depth case studies of the Darfur conflict and the Kenyan post-electoral violence of 2007, respectively. She has published in African Security, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Governance, and Global Responsibility to Protect.


Noele’s research interests are in the areas of international security and peace and conflict studies. Specific research interests include humanitarianism and international norms of protection.


Academic monographs:

  • Crossley, Noele (2016). Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society. Routledge.
  • Crossley, Noele (2008). Multilateralism Versus Unilateralism: The Relevance of the United Nations in a Unipolar World. Peter Lang.

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Crossley, Noele (forthcoming). ‘Conceptualising Consistency: Coherence, Principles, and the Practice of Human Protection’, Global Responsibility to Protect.
  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘Consistency, Protection, Responsibility: Revisiting the Debate on Selective Humanitarianism’. Global Governance 26(3), 1-27.
  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘The African Union and Human Protection: Towards a Regional Protection Regime’, African Security 13(2), 147-170.
  • Crossley, Noele (2018). ‘Is R2P Still Controversial? Continuity and Change in the Debate on “Humanitarian Intervention”’. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 31(5), 415-36.
  • Crossley, Noele (2013). ‘A Model Case of R2P Prevention? Mediation in the Aftermath of Kenya's 2007 Presidential Elections’. Global Responsibility to Protect 5(2), 192-214.

Book chapters, book reviews, and selected other publications:

  • Crossley, Noele (2019). ‘Book Review: ‘Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: origins, implementation and controversies' by Ramesh Thakur’, International Affairs 95(4), 932–3.
  • Crossley, Noele (2017). ‘The Responsibility to Protect and the Use of Force: An Uneasy Relationship’. Fenkart, Stephanie et al. (eds.), Gerechte Intervention? Zwischen Gewaltverbot und Schutzverantwortung. LIT.
  • Crossley, Noele (2012). ‘The Responsibility to Protect in 2012: R2P Fails in Syria, Brazil’s “RWP” Emerges’. Global Policy, 28 December. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). Book Review: Gareth Evans, ‘The Responsibility to Protect’ (Brookings Institution Press), and Alex J Bellamy, ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (Polity Press). Millennium: Journal of International Studies 39(3), 892–894.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘Legitimacy through Regional Governance: The African Union’. Global Policy, 3 April. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.

Noele teaches International Peace and Security, Violent and Non-Violent Conflict, and International Conflict and Cooperation.