Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg; MSc (Dipl.-Pol.) Hamburg University

Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Personal Chair

Department of International Politics

Contact Details

Profile

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is a Professor in International Politics and Founding Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge.

Before joining Aberystwyth University in 2012, she held academic positions at Bremen University, Germany; Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany; and as a researcher in the project 'Who Governs? The Sociology of UN Administrations' at the University of Nottingham. She was also a Visiting Fellow at Uppsala University, Sweden; Potsdam University, Germany, and Bremen University/Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany.

Berit co-edits the Nomos book series Zentrum & Peripherie. She is editorial board member of the Bristol University Press series Spaces of Peace, Security & Development; International Peacekeeping; Journal of Intervention & Statebuilding; Civil Wars; and the Routledge Studies in Intervention & Statebuilding. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of the AHRC Peer-Review College and the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College, a Steering Committee member of the Centre for International Development Research at Aberystwyth (CIDRA), and alumna of the Welsh Crucible (2015).

Pronouns: she / sie / ella

Additional Information

Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara has co-organised and co-curated a number of exhibitions of political textiles.

She edits the blog Stitched Voices.

Teaching

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Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is currently on a research leave to lead the Newton Fund/AHRC/Colciencias research project "(Un)Stitching the Subjects of Colombia's Reconciliation Process".

Berit supervises PhD projects and mentors post-doctoral research fellows in the following broad areas:

  • Interpretive studies in international politics
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Peacebuilding, statebuilding, post-war transformation
  • Unarmed civilian peacekeeping/protection
  • Knowledge and expertise in international politics
  • Nonviolence in international politics

See her Research Portal Profile for more information on currently and previously supervised PhD projects (click "Supervision" and "Theses").

Since 2013, Berit has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research

Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is Principal Investigator of a number of current funded projects, including:

See the Research Portal for more information on her current and past research projects.  

Berit's current research interests include:

  • Interpretive studies of international politics
  • Unarmed civilian peacekeeping/protection / nonviolence in international politics
  • Knowledge in/about conflict and intervention
  • Networks in peacebuilding interventions
  • Arts-based research methods (esp. textile making and drawing)

Berit is Co-Director of the KNOWLEDGE Centre, a central research hub in the Department developing research which revolves around the dynamics and challenges of knowledge in and about international politics.

Responsibilities

Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara has held positions as Deputy Head, Director of Research and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department. Currently she is the departmental Research Impact Officer.

Since 2016, Berit has mentored a number of Research Fellows at the Department, whose projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Dr Katarina Kušic), the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (Dr Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Dr Andrea Warnecke), the Estonian Research Council (Dr Birgit Poopuu), and the Swedish Research Council (Dr Anna Danielsson). Two further Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellows (Dr Beatrix Futak-Campbell, Dr Sonia Garzón Ramirez) will start in autumn 2020.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 9:30-10:30
  • Wednesday 9:30-10:30

Publications

Bliesemann de Guevara, B & Kurowska, X 2020, Building on ruins or patching up the possible? Reinscribing fieldwork failure in IR as a productive rupture. in K Kušić & J Záhora (eds), Fieldwork as Failure: Living and Knowing in the Field of International Relations. E-International Relations, pp. 163-174. <https://www.e-ir.info/publication/fieldwork-as-failure-living-and-knowing-in-the-field-of-international-relations/>
Bliesemann de Guevara, B & Bøås, M (eds) 2020, Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts. Spaces of Peace, Security and Development, Bristol University Press.
Bliesemann de Guevara, B & Bøås, M 2020, Doing fieldwork in areas of international intervention into violent and closed contexts. in M Bøås & B Bliesemann de Guevara (eds), Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts. Spaces of Peace, Security and Development, Bristol University Press, pp. 1-20.
Kurowska, X & Bliesemann de Guevara, B 2020, Interpretive Approaches in Political Science and International Relations. in L Curini & RJ Franzese, Jr. (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations. SAGE Publishing, pp. 1211-1240. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526486387.n66
Andra, C, Bliesemann de Guevara, B, Cole, L & House, D 2020, 'Knowing Through Needlework: Curating the difficult knowledge of conflict textiles', Critical Military Studies, vol. 6, no. 3-4, pp. 341-359. https://doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2019.1692566
More publications on the Research Portal