Unfolding Peace is part of a research designed and implemented by Sonia Garzon Ramirez. Sonia works as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow under the mentorship of Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University.
Unfolding Peace is a blog about peacebuilding and its resistance. It is an interdisciplinary and collaborative platform that reflects the outcomes of the MSCA project Intersectional Politics of Antagonism in Peacebuilding ─ IPAP.
Unfolding Peace conveys a feminist intersectional approach into the analysis of agonistic peace. It finds its bearings on Cynthia Enloe’s feminist curiosity and its idea of asking questions instead of taking answers for granted. Looking through this lens, Unfolding Peace seeks to destabilize the assumption that resistance to peace is mobilized by powerful elites and political actors afraid of losing power.
In contrast, Unfolding Peace looks at the diversity of experiences of those intended to benefit from peace agreements and transformative justice, but who instead have opposed the making of peace. This blog aims to participate in the discussion of what can be done within peace institutions so that they can get the people who resist peacebuilding on board.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 894411.