UKRI Future Leaders Fellow leading the Civil War Paths project and Professor and Chair in Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics, the University of York.
PhD Researcher on the Civil War Paths project, working on the internal dynamics of armed groups, rebel cohesion and fragmentation, and the peace process in Colombia.
Research Associate and Convener of the Civil War Paths Seminar Series, working on feminist approaches to civil wars, gender, embodiment, and experiences of ex-fighters in Nepal.
Research Associate and Coordinator of the Civil War Paths Fellowship Scheme, working on a comparative study of the role that sect identities play in pre-war, war, and post-war periods in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.
PhD Researcher at the University of Sheffield, current Fellow and former Research Assistant on the Civil War Paths project, working on the genealogy of counter-terrorism practice in twentieth-century Britain and Northern Ireland.
Research Associate and Editor of the Civil War Paths Blog, working on transitional justice and civil war and the socio-legal dynamics of accountability within and across armed groups in sub-Saharan Africa.
Associate Fellow of the International Security Program in Chatham House and Fellow of the Latin American Network on Sustainable and Inclusive Security of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Permanent Observer of the International Development Law Organization to the United Nations in New York.
Emeritus Professor of International Conflict Analysis in the School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent.
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
Professor of Visual Art and Bonington Gallery Committee Chair at Nottingham Trent University.
Director of Policy, Learning and the Interpeace Advisory Team at Interpeace.
Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.
Gladstone Professor of Government at the Department of Politics and International Relations at theUniversity of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College.
Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Wollongong and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
Director of Accord at Conciliation Resources.
Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security and Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University.
Researcher at Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular Programa Por la Paz.
Director of Observatorio de Tierras and Professor at Universidad Nacional.
Executive Director of Fundación Ideas para la Paz.
The Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College and Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago.
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Research Network on Peace Operations at the Université de Montréal and non-resident Senior Fellow at the International Peace Institute.
Lebanese NGO, which brings together individuals who were actively involved in violent actions during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990).
A human rights activist and academic practitioner, a co-founder of INOVAS the International Network of Victims and Survivors of Serious Human Rights Abuses.
Associate Professor of Humanitarian Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Gender and Disaster at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London.
A research organisation focused on strengthening human rights and democracy in Nepal, represented by Pramila Devkota, Managing Director, and Pamir Gautam, Researcher.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Sinem is part of the PeaceRep consortium. Her research focuses on the transnational dynamics of civil wars, civil war peace processes, and de facto states.
PhD Candidate at Queen’s University and Advisor at the Institute of Human Rights and Democratic Governance, Spring University Myanmar, researching how contemporary authoritarian power is both contested and sustained through social media.
PhD Candidate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Goethe Universität Frankfurt, focusing on reintegration of former FARC-EP combatants in Colombia and its impacts on local security dynamics.
PhD Candidate at George Washington University, examining the causes and consequences of militant alliances and armed groups’ use of extra-lethal violence.
Independent researcher and political journalist in Nepal interested in the political/conflict ecology in the context of the Maoist war, including war motherhood, indigenous and Dalit communities, the killed and disappeared, and experiences of PLA fighters.
Assistant Professor in War, Peace and Justice at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University, focusing on international interventions in conflicts, especially the UN’s peace operations and Special Political Missions, and the balance between peace and justice in these contexts.
PhD Candidate in Transnational Governance at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy, and Associate Researcher at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, working on Islamist movements and armed groups in Syria.
PhD Candidate in Government at Cornell University, specialising in gendered strategies of rebel governance and minority rights protections after conflict.
PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin, working on socialisation patterns by rebel groups in connection to conflict-related sexual violence and conducting the Socialisation and Political Education in Rebel Groups (SOPERG) data project.
Senior Researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg, Germany, researching the linkages between local order, violence and governance and agency, and politics of resistance of marginalised populations in contexts of violence and inequality, with a spatial focus on cities and borderlands and a regional emphasis on Latin America.
PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, and International Security Program Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Centre, exploring women’s representation in peace negotiations.
PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, researching militant loyalty and disloyalty within the armed wings of Kurdish political parties in Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria.
Research Fellow at PeaceRep, researching first movers, peace communities, and government recognition and dialogue in post-coup Myanmar.
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Utah State University, examining conflict dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa, specifically how civilians navigate regime and insurgent violence in their local communities.
PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, researching the changing composition of UN peace operations in the context of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and South Sudan (UNMISS).
PhD Candidate in Peace Studies and Political Science at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the University of Notre Dame, researching processes of political learning and organisation in civilian populations during wars with a focus on Guatemala.
PhD candidate at the European University Institute in Florence and Re:Constitution Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, working on violent nonstate actors and local variation in legitimacy of rebel governance with a focus on FARC-EP in Colombia.
ESRC-funded PhD Candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, examining the causes of fluidity in state-militia relationships in armed conflict with a focus on Northern Ireland and Colombia.
Reader in the Department of Government, the University of Essex, and Affiliated Professor at CIDE in Mexico, working on militant group relationships, civilian targeting, proscription, and crime.
PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Consultant with Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace on youth and peacebuilding, researching youth, conflict, and peace using creative arts and feminist methodologies.
Researcher in security and conflict studies at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy, investigating ethnographically transnational in/security dynamics, including trafficking, crime, and terrorism, with a focus on extended European borders, the Sahel, and Africa in general.
Part-time (Assistant) Professor and Max Weber Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, the European University Institute, researching marginality and war with a focus on LGBTIQ+ experiences of crisis, conflict, and displacement.
PhD Candidate in the International Relations/Political Science Department, Geneva Graduate Institute, and Doctoral Researcher at the Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, examining “oligopoly of violence” with a focus on Syria and Libya.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Goethe University Frankfurt, working on contemporary civil wars, militant Islamist groups, wartime institutions, and violence against civilians and civilian infrastructure with a focus on the Middle East.
Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working on rebellion, political violence, and post-conflict statebuilding in Africa and Latin America, and on protests and authoritarianism.
Global Teaching Fellow at the Central University Institute and Visiting Researcher at the West University of Timisoara, working on external support in conflicts and conflict delegation with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa.
PhD Candidate at Washington State University, focusing on rebel group cooperation and the psychology of armed opposition with an interest in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
PhD Candidate in Political Science at Central European University, Visiting Researcher at Universidad de los Andes, and Teaching Fellow at the Global History Lab, University of Cambridge, researching causes of violent mobilisation, civil resistance, and conflicts over self-determination.
PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and Postdoctoral Fellow at Radboud University, researching armed group organisational behaviour, governance practices, and leaders.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, researching women’s high-risk civil society leadership in Latin America.
PhD researcher at the Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India, working on the sociology of inter-marital relations between CPN (Maoist) former combatants during Nepal’s Maoist insurgency, 1996-2006.
PhD candidate in International Conflict Analysis at the School of Politics and International Relations and the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre, University of Kent, researching expectations of and experiences with inclusive peacebuilding in the implementation of the 2016 peace accords in Colombia’s most war-affected territories.
Senior Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, researching Islamist collective identities in Southeast Asian civil wars.
PhD candidate at the Department of Government, University of Essex, examining ideology and patterns of violence in rebel groups in Latin America with a focus on Colombia.
Independent researcher from the Philippines with MA in International Development Studies and Peacebuilding from Nagoya University, Japan, working on rebel governance, local peacebuilding, and the lives of ex-combatants and civilians in Bangsamoro, Southern Philippines.
PhD candidate at King’s College London, working on ‘farmer-herder conflicts’ and peacebuilding governmentality in West Africa and the Sahel.
PhD candidate at Department of Political and International Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy, examining foreign fighters’ participation in civil wars.
PhD candidate at the Centre for International Security, the Hertie School, Berlin, and Fulbright visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, working on external support, non-state actors, and conflict dynamics with a focus on causes and consequences of diaspora sponsorship of rebel organizations.
Associate Professor of Government at Hamilton College, researching connections between coups and civil wars, armed group governance, and the global rise of police militarization.
PhD student at the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, working on political violence, civil wars and insurgencies in the Middle East in the context of Turkish and Kurdish politics.
PhD student in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, working on the interaction of trauma, emotions, and ideology in post-conflict Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Senior Advisor at the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action (IECAH), Madrid, advising governments and international organizations on mediation issues. Expert in mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution with experience in Track I and Track II mediation processes in armed and sociopolitical conflicts and an interest in the impact of third-party mediation on the ways wars end.
PhD student at the Department of Anthropology, York University, Canada, researching non-violent practices and alternative forms of security developed by women in Colombia.
PhD candidate in International Studies at the ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, researching international mediation strategies in multi-dimensional peace negotiations to end civil wars with a focus on Lebanon and Syria.
Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University, Canada, working on gender, peace, and security in South Asia with a focus on Nepal.
Lecturer in Political Science at Sciences Po Paris, working on the driving forces of civil war and armed conflict in the Middle East with a an interest in US policy in the Middle East, Islamist movements and armed groups, authoritarianism, elections, democratization, the geopolitics of energy, and climate change.
Political Scientist, Co-Founder and Director of Conflict Research Network West Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, and the Brussels School of Governance, both in Belgium, working on post-conflict peacebuilding with an interest in DDR, local governance, political violence, armed groups, and (in)security.
PhD student at the Department of International Relations, Australian National University, examining foreign fighter trajectories and their impact on domestic and international security.
Research Officer within ODI Global Risks and Resilience programme and Fellow at The Centre on Armed Groups, working on civil war and armed group dynamics, smuggling networks, illicit economies and development, and radicalisation.
PhD in Defense Studies from King’s College London, working on the negotiation, writing, and implementation of security and military issues in civil war peace treaties, most recently in Angola and Mozambique.
Research assistant on the “Arab International Thought and the New Middle East” project with PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, working on intra-sectarian relations during civil wars with a focus on the role of external actors in brokering peace.
Visiting researcher at the Institute of Social Studies/Erasmus University Rotterdam, conducting micro-level analysis of violent conflicts in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Research Associate and Head of Conflict and Conflict Management specialization in The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany, examining transformations of state forces after peace agreements.
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Politics, University of York, working on post-war identity and complex victimhood in the context of unresolved war (Abkhazia), and the trajectories of ethnically mixed families in civil war (Georgia and Ukraine).
PhD student at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, working on the perception of those implicated and affected by the transitional justice mechanisms established through the 2016 peace agreement between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government.
Research Associate at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland, examining the micro-foundations of political violence, socio-economic development, and the consolidation of peace in post-conflict societies.
Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma, researching the legacies of conflict and post-war institution-building in Central America.
PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, working on the links between peacebuilding policies, demobilisation, security reforms, and post-conflict violence.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, and Research Fellow at the International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Relations, Harvard University, working on political violence, nonviolent resistance, and democratization.
Visiting Researcher at Oxford Brookes University, with expertise in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of violations of international law in armed conflict and a monograph A Framework for Compliance in International Humanitarian Law forthcoming with Hart.
PhD in International Relations from Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia, working on Nepal’s civil war, external intervention, peace process, climate change, and geopolitics.
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Carlos III University, Madrid, working on the sociopolitical processes triggered by civil wars and their effects on post-war legacies.
PhD candidate in War Studies, King’s College London, researching war experiences, trauma, ex-combatants’ reintegration, and narrative methods.
PhD candidate in Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Genoa, working on rebel groups’ participation in the formal negotiations of the peace process.
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, working on the causes, character, and consequences of armed conflict and the termination and aftermath of secessionist wars.
PhD student a the Department of Journalism Studies, and Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, researching community radio in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, working on symbolic and discursive politics in Bahrain.
PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield, working on foreign policy, armed groups, political parties, and movements in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and Kuwait.
PhD student at School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, researching the interplay among ethnic, regional, and national identity in the context of the Donbas war.
PhD student at the Department of Cultures, the University of Helsinki, working on local governance and civil actors in the Syrian war based on original interviews.
PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, working on the relationship between the states and citizens through the lens of the Prevent Strategy in the UK.
PhD student at the Department of Political Science, University College London, examining the intersection of (non)violent tactics, the emergence of radical flanks, and inter-group relations.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Social Sciences Department of Carlos III University, Madrid, working on a conceptualisation of civil wars as processes with distinct stages through an empirical focus on Latin American guerrillas.
PhD candidate at the Department of Government, London School of Economics, investigating patterns of mobilisation and armed organisation-building in Southeast Asia.
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, working on continuities of crisis and conflict and the relationship between everyday violence and humour with a focus on gender in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily Sierra Leone.
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University, researching civilian agency and political attitudes in contexts affected by political and criminal violence, especially in Latin America.
PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, working on anticorruption and counterterrorism policies in Bulgaria.
Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Political Science Department, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, working on the role of external actors in preventing and halting mass atrocities.
PhD student at the University of St Andrews’ School of International Relations, researching democratisation and political violence in Somaliland.
PhD candidate at the Freie Universitaet Berlin and Research Fellow at the University of Innsbruck, working on variation in reconciliation policies, civil war recurrence, and ethnonational movements.
PhD candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford, examining the link between the types of civil war onset and key wartime dynamics.
PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, working on the interplay between “civil” and “military” production of collective violence.
Assistant Professor of International Business at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, working on pro-government militias in civil conflict, and the impact of businesses on civil war and peace.
PhD from the Department of Geography, the University of Sheffield, working on the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of FARC-EP ex-combatants in Colombia.
PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, the University of Sheffield, working on locally derived knowledge on peacebuilding in South Africa.
Lecturer at Universitas Indonesia, and Research Director at Knowledge Hub Myanmar (CSI) with PhD from Tilburg University, working on sub-national conflicts areas.
Dr Alex Waterman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (India/Asia) at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds, and is Co-Editor of Civil Wars journal.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania with PhD from the University of British Columbia, working on a typology of civilian targeting in civil wars, operationalisation of exposure to violence, and the electoral consequences of terrorism.
Applications for fellowships have now closed (15th August 2022). We will reopen the fellowship scheme on 15th July 2023.