Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria
Project Officer - Senior Research Associate

G.03, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 954 5565

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Senior Research Associate, 2016–present.
PhD Politics (University of Bristol, 2018).

Co-Investigator, Resilient Peace, WUN RDF, 2018–present.
Project Officer, EU-CIVCAP, H2020 (#653227), 2016–present.

Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, 2016.
Visiting Academic, University of Auckland, 2015.
Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney, 2014.

Current grants

Previous grants


My research, which combines my fieldwork in states such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka with critical theory, centres around the liberal peace project, society and the state. I am a Project Officer and Senior Research Associate at the Global Insecurities Centre for the Horizon 2020 research project "Preventing and Responding to Conflict: Developing Civilian Capabilities for a Sustainable Peace" (EU-CIVCAP). I am the Co-Investigator for an ESRC IAA impact project called "PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa & the Western Balkans". PeaceCapacity's work is based on EU-CIVCAP's research findings.

Outside the University, I am a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. I am also listed as an Academic Friend of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, and was previously a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre. Prior to joining the University of Bristol I worked for a grant-making nongovernmental organisation in a managerial capacity. I was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute, in security management and HEAT at RedR, and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.

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My current research considers the interplay between civil society, the state and external actors in post-war states including Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Chapters in edited volumes

  • Algar-Faria, G. (2015), "Terrorism and ethics", in: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Gordon Clubb and Simon Mabon (eds.), Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE), 18–32.

Book reviews and reply articles


Training handbooks

Policy briefings

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