Cecilia Jacob is Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of International Relations at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University. Her work focuses on the global governance of human protection, including civilian protection, and mass atrocity prevention. Cecilia has a geographic focus on armed conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, and has conducted extensive overseas field research.
She is the author of Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar, (2014), and co-editor of Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World (2016) and Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda (2019).
Cecilia is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect. She is co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Grouping of GAAMAC (Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes). She is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early-Career Research Fellow (2019-2022) and is currently completing a book on the international human protection order.
Prior to completing her PhD, Cecilia worked for NGOs in France, Thailand and Cambodia, and for the Advisory Group for the Australian government's aid program.