Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Reader, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

About

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. 

Research

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

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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.



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FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 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.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • Andrä, ChristineBerit Bliesemann de Guevara, Lydia Cole and Danielle House (2019): "Knowing Through Needlework: curating the difficult knowledge of conflict textiles", Critical Military Studies, online first: https://doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2019.1692566.
  • Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit, and Roland Kostić (2019): "Knowledge, expertise and the politics of intervention and statebuilding", in: Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (ed.): Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 19-29.
  • Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit, and Catherine Goetze (2019): "Myths and the international politics of intervention and statebuilding", in: Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (ed.): Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 240-248.
  • Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit, and Philipp Lottholz (2019): "State Formation", in: S. Maisel (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, New York: Oxford University Press.