Jess Gifkins is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. She is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, where she remains affiliated in an honorary capacity. Her article ‘Libya and the State of Intervention’, co-authored with Professor Tim Dunne, is ranked among the ‘most read’ articles in the Australian Journal of International Affairs, and will be reprinted in OUP’s Civilian Protection in the 21st Century in 2016. She has published widely on R2P, with an article in Cooperation and Conflict which analyses the use of language on R2P within UN Security Council Resolutions and how this has changed over the past decade, and a chapter on Darfur in the OUP Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect. Dr Gifkins’ primary research interests are international organisations, the UN Security Council, decision-making, and the Responsibility to Protect. Dr Gifkins has published research on conflicts in Darfur, Libya and Syria. She is the Associate Editor for the new Critical Military Studies journal.