Zoë Marriage has degrees from Oxford University (BA) and the London School of Economics (MSc and PhD). She has researched extensively in countries affected by conflict in Africa and is the author of Not Breaking the Rules, Not playing the game. International Assistance to Countries at War (2006, Hurst & co). More recently Zoë has focused on the relationship between security and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, publishing on demobilisation and the imposition and pursuit of security (Formal Peace and Informal War, Routledge 2013). She is currently working on a political economy of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, which you can follow via her Capoeira and Security Blog.
As the programme convenor for MSc Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS University, Zoë also writes the Violence, Conflict & Development @ SOAS Blog, a convenor's-eye view of the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development (VCD) programme.