I am a Sessional Lecturer at the University of British Columbia; I presently teach courses regarding issues of international conflict management. Prior to my current role at UBC, I was a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Oxford and before that, I was a Senior Research Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol.
I have consulted on a range of human rights, humanitarianism, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding topics related to my expertise since 2015. 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.
My research focuses on conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and specifically how individuals and organizations negotiate peace in a post-war environment. My research has been supported by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Worldwide Universities Network, and my findings have recently been published in Global Affairs and the European Journal of International Security.
My research draws on fieldwork interviewing, and I have country expertise in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka, all of which I have traveled to in order to conduct interviews on peacebuilding with civil society and state representatives. I have also run a research training course in Somaliland (once in 2015 and again in 2016), a conflict sensitivity training workshop in Kosovo (2017), and a policy engagement workshop in Sri Lanka (2019).
Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
Christie, R. and G. Algar-Faria (2020), “Timely interventions: Temporality and peacebuilding“, European Journal of International Security, 5(2), 155–178.
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), “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.
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.
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.
Juncos, A.E. and G. Algar-Faria (2017), “EU Capabilities for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: A Capabilities-Based Assessment“, EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 2.6, 23 May 2017.
Algar-Faria, G.J. (2012), “How does North Korea signal to other regional actors?“, POLIS Journal, 6.
Jester, N., G. Algar-Faria and A.E. Juncos (2018), Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: A Handbook for Practice (Bristol: University of Bristol).
Algar-Faria, G., A. Ranawana and R. Carver (2019), “Sri Lanka: Responding to new challenges for peace in the shadow of the Easter Sunday attacks“, PolicyBristol, September 2019.
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.
- ESRC (University of Oxford Impact Acceleration Account), Widening Participation in the Cameroon Peacebuilding Process, 2002-KEA-509, £24,635, 2020–21, Co-Investigator
- 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.
- Policy Bristol (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.