Janina Dill combines an interest in constructivist international relations and Just War theory with a quest to further our understanding of war's evolving strategic reality, and its moral and legal implications. Her empirical work focuses in particular on U.S. military practices and the use of armed force as a tool in U.S. foreign policy making.
Her current projects rely on a variety of methods, including interviews with victims of U.S. air strikes and military practitioners, experimental surveys, normative theorizing and legal exegesis to shed light on attitudes towards and the implications of "collateral damage", i.e. civilian harm in war. She is also working on her second book, (commissioned by the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and co-authored with Ziv Bohrer and Helen Duffy) which investigates the relationship of human rights law and international humanitarian law in the regulation of the conduct of hostilities.
Before joining Nuffield, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Alongside her current appointments, she holds a Research Fellowship at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) and serves as a Senior Associate at Principia Advisory, a consultancy firm specializing in ethics.