William Underwood

PhD Student


Stockholm University, PhD, Law


William Underwood is a doctoral (PhD) candidate in international law at Stockholm University and a visiting PhD researcher at the Sudd Institute. His thesis examines whether and how international legal norms shape the process and content of governmental and constitutional change after armed conflict. He researches and consults more broadly on the legal aspects of democratic governance, peace processes and post-conflict transitions, and has worked for International IDEA and the UN Mediation Support Unit. A former Australian diplomat, he is admitted as a lawyer in Australia and holds master’s degrees in international law from the University of Melbourne, and in peace and conflict studies from Uppsala University.



Democratic Elections in South Sudan 01/03/2022


The Sudd Institute, PhD Student Researcher (2022 - 2024)


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