Global Connections and Violence Focus Program
Monash University

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Christina Twomey Professor of History

Associate Director

Adam Clulow

Program Officer

Jody Boyd


The Global Connections and Violence (GCV) Focus Program is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to bring together researchers, both faculty and postgraduate, from Monash, Yale, and other institutions. It aims to advance collaborative research on networks of free and unfree movement; circuits of trade, diplomacy, and violence; and contested spaces and territories. While a process broadly labelled as globalization opened up new possibilities for contact and communication from the early modern period, it also created contradictory and contested spaces and circuits.

The GCV Focus program is concerned both with armed conflict and violence, but also with the difficult spaces opened up by global connections and with the effects on individuals and groups caught up in burgeoning networks of free and unfree movement. By understanding the complex effects of global movement and stasis, the program's researchers aim to address their challenging legacies.