Peace Research Grant Awardees


Michael E. Jones (USA)
“Brewing Peace in the Hills of Africa: Post-conflict Institutions in Comparison” 2018

Jonathan Simons (Israel and UK)
“Imagining just peace in Israel/Palestine: Zochrot and the Active Imagination of Return” 2018

Colleen O’Brien (USA)
“Strangers to Peace: Investigating the Reintegration of FARC Combatants through Ethnographic Filmmaking” 2017

Benjamin Maiangwa (Nigeria)
“Rethinking Indigeneity in Postcolonial Africa: Nomadism,
Autochthonism, and Ethnographies of Peace and Conflict in Northern Nigeria” 2017

Holly Guthrey (USA)
“Exploring Effects of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation Processes” 2017

Ashley Jonathan Clements (New Zealand)
“The Frontlines of Negotiation: Advancing Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups” 2017

Anna Snyder

Anna Snyder (USA/Canada)
“Refugees as Transnational Activists: Women’s League of Burma Building Bridges for Social Change” 2017

Margarita Zavadskaya

Margarita Zavadskaya (Russia)
“Nonviolent Punishment in Autocracies: How
Responsibility Attribution for the Economic Crisis in Russia Undermines the Regime Stability” 2017

Evelyn Mayanja

Namakula Evelyn Mayanja (Uganda)
“People’s Experiences, Perceptions and Images of Conflict
and Peacebuilding in South Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo” 2016

Nerve Macaspac

Nerve Vener Macaspac (Philippines)
“Insurgent Peace: An Ethnography of Local Peacebuilding among Indigenous Peoples in Sagada, Philippines” 2016

Erica De Bruin (USA)
“How Coups Escalate to Civil War” 2016

Laura Vinson

Laura Vinson (USA)
“Perception of Conflict and Pathways to Peace: Understanding Incident Framing in Jos, Nigeria” 2016

Konstantin Ash

Konstantin Ash (USA/Russia)
“Insecurity, Political Opportunism and Communal Violence Participation in Kyrgyzstan” 2016

Louise Vandenberghe   Annabelle Giger

Annabelle Giger and Louise Vandenberghe (France)
“RECOVER: Reproducing Citizenship and National Identity in Refugee Camps” 2015

Corinna Jentzsch

Corinna Jentzsch (Germany)
“The Evolution of Violence during Mozambique’s Civil War (1976-1992)” 2015

Andrea Del Pilar Rodriguez Sanchez

Andrea Del Pilar Rodriguez Sanchez (Colombia)
“A study about collective music programmes as spaces for the rebuilding of the social fabric in communities subject to armed conflicts in Colombia” 2015

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Charles Larratt-Smith (Canada)
“Echar lena al fuego: Semi-Governed Spaces and the Proliferation of Violence in Colombia” 2015

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Dr. Matthew Eddy (USA)
“A Bold Peace (Finishing Funds for a Documentary Film about Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization)” 2015

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Rashmi Nair (India)
“Peace and conflict between minorities: Understanding Dalit-Muslim Relations in India” 2015

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Karen Ross (USA)
“Understanding the Mechanisms of Social Change Empowerment: From Encounter Participation to Peace-Building Activism” 2015

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Dr. Leonard Kapungu (Zimbabwe)
“The Search for Peace: Promoting Good Governance in Zimbabwe” 2015

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Sarah Jenkins (UK)
“Pockets of Peace, Agents of Resistance: Micro-level peace initiatives in Kyrgyzstan” 2015

Seema Shekhawat

Dr. Seema Shekhawat (India)
“Peace Process in Kashmir: Where are Women?” 2015

Leander Heldring

Leander Heldring (The Netherlands)
“State Capacity and Individual Preferences: Evidence from Rwanda” 2015

Ilke Dagli

Ilke Dagli (Cyprus)
“Securitisation of ethnic communities in conflict environments and its implications for peace-building: The case of Cyprus” 2015

Femke Avtalyon

Femke E. Bakker (The Netherlands)
“Liberal norms and support for war in comparative cross-regime perspective: evaluating the presence and influence of liberal norms” 2015


Lauren Young (USA)
“Promises and Pain: The Use of Coercion and Patronage to Win Elections” 2014

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Julia Bacha (USA)
“Research Project on Women’s Leadership in Historic Nonviolent Movement-Building in the Israeli-Palestinian Context” 2014


Jude Cocodia (Nigeria)
“The African Union as Peacekeeper: An Evaluation on Effective Peacekeeping” 2014

Emma Swan

Emma Swan (Canada)
“An Exploration into the Gendered Interpretation of Sumud and its Subsequent Manifestation in Palestinian Peacebuilding: Towards a Gender Inclusive Model of
Peacebuilding” 2014

Jogendro Kshetrimayum

Jogendro Singh Kshetrimayum (India)
“Collective Concern for Violent Death and Non-Violent Protest in the Midst of Armed Conflict in Manipur, Northeastern India” 2013

Sawa Bebawi

Saba Bebawi (Australia)
“Democracy Building in Post Conflict Regions: Investigative Journalism Training Post ‘Arab Spring’ ” 2013

Maysa Siag

Dr. Maysa Siag (Palestine)
“The Social Representations of the Self and Homeland shared by Palestinian Adolescents Born in Diaspora and Living in Refugee Camps” 2013

William Adler and Jody Jenkins

William M. Adler and Jody Jenkins (USA)
“Sweet Home Costa Rica: a Story of War…and Peace” 2013

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (Spain)
“Bandits or States? Evidence on Armed Groups’ Motives to Attack or Protect Civilians from Eastern Congo” 2013


Dr. Bernhard Leidner (Germany, USA) and Levi Adelman (USA)
“Understanding and Alleviating Competitive Victimhood to Promote Intergroup Conflict Resolution: A Field-Experimental Investigation of Causes of Competitive Victimhood and an Intervention to Counter It” 2013