Welcome, Miyerlandy Cabanzo Valencia and Dr Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Just in time for SPS - TraCe Welcomes Fellows in Darmstadt

We are pleased to announce Miyerlandy Cabanzo Valencia as a TraCe Research Fellow at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. With a focus on peace and conflict studies as well as political participation, especially considering gender and feminism issues, she brings a broad expertise. She also has practical experience negotiating peace with guerrilla groups in the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia, allowing her to bring valuable perspectives from the field to our research. Her involvement in reporting to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame on the progress of the peace process in Colombia underscores her expertise in peace work. As a Research Consultant for GIZ, she also leads research projects on social conflict in the mining and energy sectors in Colombia. In particular, she will accompany Research Field 1.2 as a Fellow until December 31, 2023.

We also warmly welcome Dr. Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, who will support TraCe as a Fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt, following the invitation of Hanna Pfeifer. He is a Universitair docent with tenure at Leiden University. In his research, he looks at the interaction between parties to civil war and, among other things, how quagmire can result from the interaction between the warring parties. His first book, Quagmire in Civil War, was published in 2020. As a Visiting Fellow at TraCe, he will build on his research on interventions in civil wars. He will also examine transformations of conflict causes over time as well as the support for intervention to counter Russia in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

Their participation at SPS'23 from 20-22.09.23 in Darmstadt offers the opportunity for a first acquaintance. TraCe Fellows Prof. Dr Annika Björkdahl and Dr León Castellanos-Jankiewicz will also be present at the conference, which is co-organized by TraCe this year.