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?

  • 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.



  • "The political context of IR research in the UK: a liberal university and its discontents", paper at BISA Annual Conference 2019, London, 12-14 June 2019, with Katarzyna Kaczmarska and Amal Abu-Bakare.
  • Participant in Innovative Session: "Object, Subject & Position: Somatic, Material, and Spatial forms of Being and Knowing in International Studies", BISA Annual Conference 2019, London, 12-14 June 2019.
  • Participant in Innovative Session: "Art as Pedagogy and Methodology in International Politics", BISA Annual Conference 2019, London, 12-14 June 2019.
  • Roundtable participant: "1919: Myths and IR", BISA Annual Conference 2019, London, 12-14 June 2019.