Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is Professor of International Politics and the Founding Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge (KNOWLEDGE Centre) at Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics. She is also the Principle Investigator of the international, interdisciplinary AHRC-GCRF Network Plus Creating Safer Space.

Part of her current research explores ways and problems of knowing in international politics, specifically in conflict and intervention politics, as well as the use of arts-based methods in studies of international politics. Together with Birgit Poopuu, Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Xymena Kurowka, and Andrea Warnecke, she is editing the OUP publication “Knowledge and Expertise in International Politics: A Handbook” (forthcoming 2024/2025).

Previously, she published on ways to include conflict-affected communities’ experiential knowledge in conflict analyses (Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 17:1, 2022; Peacebuilding 7:2, 2019), knowledge production in conflict and intervention (Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 11:1, 2017), politicians’ fieldtrips as a way of knowing in politics (JISB 10:1, 2016 and JISB 11:1, 2017), and the epistemic role of the think tank International Crisis Group in global politics (Third World Quarterly 35:4, 2014).

As part of her interest in ways of knowing in academia, Berit has explored texting as interpretive and arts-based method, methodology, and way of worlding, and has been involved in a range of textile exhibitions and workshops in Colombia (project Un-Stitching Gazes), the UK (Stitched Voices), and elsewhere.