Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Reader, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University


I am a Reader in Peacebuilding & Director of the 'Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge' at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK. 


My research  interests include knowledge in international politics; international state- and peacebuilding; violent conflict; myth and narrative in international politics; and political charisma. 


I have published several monographs, edited books & special journal issues, and written numerous articles and book chapters. I am also a co-editor of a book series & editorial board member of several journals and series.

What's new?

  • GCRF Development Award "Creating Safer Space - Building Networks and Knowledge Bases for Civilian Protection", with Beatriz Arias, University of Antioquia, Rachel Julian, Leeds Beckett University, Nonviolent Peaceforce Myanmar and Nonviolent Peaceforce Philippines.
  • CIDRA seed grant "Nonviolent local self-/protection in the midst of conflict and displacement", with Nonviolent Peaceforce Philippines.
  • CIDRA seed grant "Practices of care and empowerment of peasant women in rural areas of the department of Antioquia", with Beatriz Arias, University of Antioquia, and the Peasant Association of Antioquia.
  • Collaborative research project "(Un-) Stitching the Subjects of Colombia's Reconciliation Process", funded by Newton Fund/AHRC/Colombian Research Council, together with my Colombian counterpart Beatriz Arias. Our team of researchers explores the subjectivities of former armed actors through biographical interviews and textile methods.


  • Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit, and Beatriz Arias Lopez: "Biographiearbeit und Textilkunst am Beispiel des kolumbianischen Friedensprozesses", in: Franger, Gaby (ed.): Alltag, Erinnerung, Kunst, Aktion: Rück Blick Nach Vorne, Begleitbuch zur Ausstellung “Rück Blick Nach Vorne 1989 2019 2030, Nürnberg: Frauen in der Einen Welt, 2019, pp. 50-53.
  • Julian, Rachel, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Robin Redhead: "From Expert to Experiential Knowledge: Exploring the Inclusion of Local Experiences in Understanding Violence in Conflict", Peacebuilding 7(2), 2019, 210-225.
  • Gameiro, Sofia, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Alida Payson, Elisabeth El Refaie: "DrawingOut - An innovative drawing workshop method to support the generation and dissemination of research findings", PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203197.