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?

  • NEW funded research: Excited to lead the new collaborative reseach 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 will explore the subjectivities of former armed actors through biographical interviews and textile methods.
  • The Stitched Voices exhibition is now on display at Fredenshus/Peace House in Uppsala castle, Sweden! Check here for more. Visit the Stitched Voices blog here.



  • "Stitching and Unstitching the Refugee Experience", political embroidery session with Gillian McFadyen as part of the exhibition 'Refugee Journeys Through the Balkans Route: A Crisis No More?',  Tate Liverpool, 18 November 2018. 
  • "Knowing International Politics Sensorily, Materially and Spatially: An Interactive Exhibition of Objects, Sounds and Spaces", ISA Innovative Panel, organised together with Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik (Aston University), International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.
  • Participation in ISA workshop "Academic Freedom, IR Knowledge and Policy Advice in the ‘Post-truth’ Era", organised by Katarzyna Kaczmarska.