Birte Gippert's research focuses on global governance and international post-conflict peacebuilding. She is interested in local agency in peacebuilding operations, particularly local legitimacy and resistance, EU security and defence policy and international police reform. Her current research analyses local-international interaction in peacebuilding, and local reasons for resistance. Birte has published on EU police reform in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, local legitimacy in peacebuilding, and legitimacy in conflict and war. Her monograph Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Pathways to Local Compliance with international Police Reform has just been published by Routledge.
Birte holds a PhD from the University of Reading. She previously worked at the University of Reading, in the War Studies Department at King's College London, and as a researcher for the Kosovo Stability Initiative, Pristina.