Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford (Faculty of Law), 2020–present.
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol (Global Insecurities Centre), 2019.
Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol (SPAIS), 2016–19.
Project Officer, University of Bristol (EU-CIVCAP), 2016–18.
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Faculty of Law's "Voices from the civil conflict in Cameroon" pilot project. My role is to co-design and establish the research project, its working theories and its methodology, and to conduct qualitative fieldwork interviews in Cameroon, as well as leading on applications for further grant funding to extend and upscale the project. I work collaboratively with Dr Roxana Willis (PI) and Barrister Mbinkar Caroline (Co-I), amongst a wider project team.
My previous research, which has been fieldwork-led, considers the interplay between civil society, the state and external actors in post-war states including Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. I was most recently an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol. Previously I was the Co-Investigator of the Resilient Peace project, which was funded by the WUN RDF, and the Co-Investigator for an ESRC IAA impact project called PeaceCapacity. I was also the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for the Horizon 2020 research project "Preventing and Responding to Conflict: Developing Civilian Capabilities for a Sustainable Peace" (EU-CIVCAP). PeaceCapacity's work was based on EU-CIVCAP's research findings.
- ESRC (SWDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship), Local International: State-society relations and international-local interactions in post-war states, ES/S011439/1, £101,017, 2019, Principal Investigator.
- PolicyBristol (Support Scheme), Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Reflections 10 years after the end of the war, £1,096, 2019, Principal Investigator.
- WUN (Research Development Fund), Resilient Peace: Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa, £33,663, 2018, Co-Investigator.
- ESRC (University of Bristol Impact Acceleration Account), Communicating inclusive EU civilian capabilities for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, £5,000, 2018, Co-Investigator.
- ESRC (University of Bristol Impact Acceleration Account), PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans, £20,000, 2017–18, Co-Investigator.
Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
- Edmunds, T., A.E. Juncos and G. Algar-Faria (2018), "EU local capacity building: ownership, complexity and agency", Global Affairs, 4(2–3), 227–239.
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
- Algar-Faria, G. (2018), "Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War", Peace & Change, 43(2), 255–258.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2018), "Push back: Sri Lanka's dance with global governance", Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 56(1), 132–134.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2014), "Social Movement Theory and resistance groups: The Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street", Global Discourse, 4(2–3): 203–204.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2014), "When Counterinsurgency Wins: Sri Lanka’s Defeat of the Tamil Tigers", Civil Wars, 16(3): 376–379.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2014), "The cage: The fight for Sri Lanka and the last days of the Tamil Tigers", Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 52(3): 453–454.
- Christie, R., G. Algar-Faria, A.E. Juncos, K. Đokić, M. Ignjatijević, N. Habbida, K. Abdi, S. Simons and E. Gillette (2018), "Report on best practices in EU local capacity building", EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 6.3, 24 September 2018.
- Algar-Faria, G., A.E. Juncos, T. Edmunds, S. Stojanovic Gajic, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons (2018), "International capacity building in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa: Lessons on coherence and coordination", EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 6.2, 24 May 2018.
- Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons (2017), "Evaluating international efforts on local capacity building", EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 6.1, 25 May 2017.
- Jester, N., G. Algar-Faria and A.E. Juncos (2018), Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: A Handbook for Practice (Bristol: University of Bristol).
- Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria and N. Jester (2018), "Enhancing the capacity of marginalised groups to make peace processes more successful", PolicyBristol, May 2018.
- Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria and N. Jester (2018), "Enhancing the capacities of marginalised groups for inclusive peace processes", PeaceCapacity, February 2018.
- Juncos, A.E., G. Algar-Faria, T. Edmunds, K. Đokić, E. Plänitz, K. Abdi and S. Simons (2017), "Improving the EU’s local capacity building efforts in post-conflict environments", EU-CIVCAP, May 2017.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2014), "Afghanistan: no holds barred. If sustainable peace is to be achieved, negotiations must be open to all.", PolicyBristol, February 2014.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2013), "The path to inclusivity and stability in Kosovo", Foreign Policy Centre, December 2013.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2013), "Sri Lanka's (geo)political quandary – Government, NPC and international community", Foreign Policy Centre, November 2013.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2013), "Understanding the conditions necessary for fruitful negotiations in Afghanistan", Foreign Policy Centre, September 2013.
- Algar-Faria, G. (2013), "North Korea wants peace, and it should be given peace", Foreign Policy Centre, June 2013.
Teaching and Supervision
I am not available to supervise at this time.
I have previously supervised dissertations at Masters level in the areas of international relations, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, broadly.
At the University of Bristol I previously taught:
POLIM1007 Conflict, Security and Development (PGT, 2015-16, TB2; 2016–17, TB2; 2018–19 TB2).
SPAI20004 Contemporary International Relations (UG, 2014–15, TB1).
Study Skills (UG & PGT, 2013-14, TB2; UG, 2014–15, TB1).
SPAI10001 Introduction to International Relations (UG, 2013–14, TB1).
At the University of Sydney I previously taught as a guest lecturer:
PACS6917 Religion, War and Peace (PGT, 2014, Semester 2).
PACS6927 Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding (PGT, 2014, Semester 2).
At the University of Leeds I previously facilitated as a student-led discussion leader:
PIED1511 International Politics (UG, 2010-11, Semesters 1 & 2).