CV | Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Economic and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, 2008
  • MA (Dipl.-Pol.) in Political Science and Latin American Studies, Hamburg University, 2002

Academic positions

  • 10/2016 - ongoing: Aberystwyth University, UK: Reader in Peacebuilding, Post-War Reconstruction and Transitional Justice, Department of International Politics
  • 01/2017 - 07/2017: Uppsala University, Sweden: Guest researcher, Hugo Valentin Center
  • 06/2015: Potsdam University, Germany: Visiting fellow, Research Training Group “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy” (WIPCAD)
  • 04/2015: Uppsala University, Sweden: Visiting fellow, Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
  • 09/2014 - 02/2015: Visiting faculty fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Bremen International Graduate School for the Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Bremen University and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • 10/2012 – 09/2016: Aberystwyth University, UK: Senior lecturer in Peacebuilding, Post-War Reconstruction and Transitional Justice, Department of International Politics
  • 04/2012 – 09/2012: Bremen University, Germany: Temporary professor (Professurvertreterin) in „Internationale Beziehungen: Politik in der Weltgesellschaft“ [International Relations: Politics in World Society], Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)
  • 01/2009 – 09/2012: Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany: Lecturer, Institute for International Politics
  • 05/2010: Queen’s University, Kingston/Ontario, Canada: Short-term visiting fellow, Centre for International Relations (QCIR)
  • 05/2008 – 10/2008: University of Nottingham, UK: Project Researcher
  • 04/2003 – 12/2008 Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany: Doctoral researcher/teaching fellow, Institute for International Politics


  • 2017 Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Prize for the Best Collaborative Project 2011-2015
  • Deutscher Studienpreis 2009 | German Studies Award 2009, Körber Stiftung | Foundation
  • Frauenförderpreis 2003 | Women's Masters Dissertation Award, Faculty of Social Sciences,  Hamburg University


  • AHRC Peer-Review College
  • Welsh Crucible 2015
  • European International Studies Association (EISA)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • German Political Science Association (DVPW)
  • Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • DVPW-Arbeitskreis "Gewaltordnungen"
  • International Research Network "Cultures of Intervention"