Biography

Andrei Gomez-Suarez is a Researcher for the National Centre for Historical Memory of the Department of Social Prosperity of the Colombian Government. He is a member of the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR), Rodeemos el Diálogo (ReD), and founding member of British Academics for a Colombia Under Peace (BACUP). During 2013 and 2014, Andrei will be a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which hosts the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network.

Andrei is currently convening a series of five ‘Conversatorios de Paz’ at Cunning House (August to December 2013). He has co-authored policy briefings for UCL Institute of the Americas, the Royal United Services Institute, and ReD. His research on the UP genocide and the Santos-FARC peace talks has been published in the Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio, the Journal of Genocide Research and Third World Quarterly. His forthcoming publications on Genocidal Geopolitical Conjunctures include an article in Estudios Políticos and a monograph to be published by Routledge Studies on Global and Transnational Politics. Andrei has taught on Colombian Politics, International Security, International Relations, Peace Processes and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at Sussex, and the University of Cauca and Externado University in Colombia. Andrei studied International Relations (DPhil) and Contemporary War and Peace Studies (MA) at the University of Sussex and Conflict Resolution (GD) and Political Science (BS) at the University of Los Andes.

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His current research focuses on the genocide of the Unión Patriótica (UP), UP Refugees in Europe, the Santos-FARC peace talks and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction.

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