This academic year, Strife is offering two fellowship programmes.
New this year, our Strife Writing Fellows, known previously as Staff Writers, will produce regular content for Strife Blog, working closely with the Blog Editors while developing their writing and research skills.
Our Women in Writing Fellowship Programme offers a supportive environment for women to promote their work and develop their voice. Women in Writing Fellows will work closely with a mentor throughout their Fellowship while attending regular educational workshops with faculty, staff, and the Strife team.
To apply review the Fellowship descriptions below and submit an application using the links below.
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Strife Writing Fellows
Strife Writing Fellows, known previously as Staff Writers, will produce regular content for Strife blog while developing their writing and research skills.
They will liaise with the Fellowship Coordination Team to pitch, plan, research, and write articles, producing one monthly.
Over the year they will benefit from experienced editing, concentrated on supporting their growth as researchers, as well as a series of workshops from practitioners who work in conflict. Publications by Fellows will include interviews, current events analysis, historical reflections, book reviews and arts analyses, however, Fellows are encouraged to propose, innovate, and utilize novel mediums or structures.
While Fellows are not required to focus on topical events, it is a position which accommodates those interested in sharing their perspectives on contemporary issues.
Women in Writing Fellowship
Too often, the voices of women on issues of conflict and security are marginalised or go unheard, despite the critical role they play in conflict, development, peace-building and international security. The Women in Writing Fellowship offers a spring-board into academic writing and publishing for Women completing their MA here within the War Studies Department.
The team at Strife is extremely proud to present the second year of our Women in Writing Programme. This fellowship program is all about providing a supportive environment for women to promote their work and develop their voice. The fellowship offers a year-long mentorship programme where individuals selected for the programme will be assigned an academic mentor to support them through the writing and editing process —from the generation of ideas, to editing, to publication. A companion on their year-long journey, the mentors will be their open door to the world of writing, so that the women will be able to confidently walk through and shine on their own.
The mentees in the Women in Writing Programme will write two pieces for Strife Blog, as well as be part of exclusive events and roundtable discussions, as well as have the opportunities to learn from experts in the field. Our events and workshops feature access to and discussions with experts people who have had careers in international relations, politics, education, cyber security and so much more. At Strife we pride ourselves in creating a platform that provides women with unique and exceptional opportunities for networking, community building, and growing their confidence as writers.
This competitive scheme is aimed at women looking to develop their writing and editorial skills. They may have previous experience or be completely new to publishing but should have a strong interest in the analysis of conflict and all its themes.
Bryan is an MA candidate in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.
Bryan joined Strife in September 2019 as Web Manager and was promoted to Managing Editor, Strife Blog in January 2021. He was named Editor in Chief in September 2021.
He holds appointments as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University and as an Associate Member at the Forum for Private Security Research at the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College.
In 2019, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was previously a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and now serves on their Alumni Board of Directors.
In 2020, Bryan served a one-year term on the Academic Board of King’s College, London as the postgraduate taught representative for the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.
In his professional life, Bryan is Principal & Chief Executive of Bryghtpath LLC, a crisis management and business continuity consultancy. He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
His research interests center on how the alt-right measures, evaluates, and determines what is true – the intersection between intelligence operations and mis/disinformation campaigns that aim to amplify discord through digital means – and public/private sector collaboration in cybersecurity and national/homeland security issues.
Bryan holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Program (NPLI) at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.