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Silvia Grant

Silvia Grant
Silvia completed her Bachelor degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aston in 2011, where she was awarded a first class. She later received a double-bursary by the University of Birmingham where she successfully completed her MA in Research Methods (Political Science) in 2012 awarded by the University’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. After being recruited by BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network), she launched a successful start-up business, which she ran for two years. Through her business, Silvia has taken a keen interest in developing business hubs in the Birmingham community, and has volunteered for a number of local political and business projects. Silvia returned to Aston University in 2015 for a funded PhD doctoral fellowship. 

Her research interests revolve around NATO’s post-Cold War strategic narratives, identity, and evolution. She employs a critical constructivist ontological framework to understand and explain the changing nature of the strategic use of military force, with particular reference to the role of NATO. Silvia is working on several projects and publications, which she hopes to publish soon. 

Silvia is currently the Research and Teaching Assistant for LP2021 Security Studies module, Research Manager for the Birmingham Big Art Project, and Commissioning Editor for e-IR. She is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and in her spare time enjoys to play piano, crochet, cook Italian food, and read.