School of Health and Human Sciences

Ali Askerov

Ali Askerov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba (2011)
Office: 1510 Walker, room 410
Phone: 336-706-5809
Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours

Monday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment

Classes Taught

  • PCS 608: Special Topics: Human Security, Migration, and Refugees
  • PCS 610: Transitional Justice
  • PCS 609: Community Engaged Research
  • PCS 607: Conflict Analysis: Theories of Change
  • PCS 690: Integrated Colloquium
  • PCS 631: Humanitarian Crisis Management
  • PCS 607: Conflict Analysis: Theory of Change
  • PCS 631: Humanitarian Crisis Management
  • PCS 605: Skills/Techniques of Conflict Transformation
  • PCS 677: International Human Rights Advocacy
  • PCS 711: Conflict Transformation in Crisis Environment
  • CPS 556 Sports, Conflict, Peace
  • CPS 602: Professional Seminar I

Brief Bio

Dr. Ali Askerov is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Study in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG).

He has written on ethnic conflict, terrorism, mediation, peace education, conflict transformation, refugee issues, and structural violence, among others. He is an author or co-author of several books that include Contemporary Relations Between Turkey and Russia: From Crisis to Cooperation (2018), Transformative Change: An Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (2015), Historical Dictionary of Chechen Conflict (2015), and Chechens From Past to Future: Healing the Wounds (2012).

Askerov is a research fellow of the Center for New North Carolinians. He has been interviewed for various televisions on international conflicts, terrorism, and national security issues.

Research Interests

Research interests includes:

  • Ethnic conflicts
  • Peace education
  • Structural violence
  • Human rights
  • International morality
  • History of political ideas
  • Russian studies
  • Identity and conflict
  • Refugee and migration
  • Human security


  • Askerov, A., Tchnatouridze, L. & Brooks, S. (Eds.). (In Press). Post-Soviet Conflicts. Lexington Books
  • Topsakal, I., Askerov, A. & Nafikov, I. (Eds). (In Press). Russo-Turkish Relations: From Past to Future. Istanbul University Press.
  • Askerov, A. (Eds.). (2018). Contemporary relations between Turkey and Russia: From crisis to cooperation, Lanham: Lexington Books;
  • Reimer, L., Schmitz, C., Janke, E., Askerov, A., Strahl, B. & T. Matyok (2015). Transformative change: An introduction to peace and conflict studies, Lanham: Lexington Books;
  • Askerov, A. (2015). Historical dictionary of Chechen conflicts. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Askerov, A. (2011). Chechens from past to future: Healing the wounds. Lambert Academic Publishing, GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany.