|Post:||Associate Researcher (International Relations)|
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Researcher for the National Centre for Historical Memory of the Department of Social Prosperity of the Colombian Government. Member of the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR), Rodeemos el Diálogo (ReD), and founding member of British Academics for a Colombia Under Peace (BACUP). During 2013 and 2014, Andrei will be Research Associate at Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which hosts the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network. His current research focuses on the genocide of the Unión Patriótica (UP), UP Refugees in Europe, the Santos-FARC peace talks and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction. Andrei is currently conveninga series of five ‘Conversatorios de Paz’ at Cunning House (August to December 2013). He has co-authored policy briefings for UCL Institute of the Americas, the Royal United Services Institute, and ReD. His research on the UP genocide and the Santos-FARC peace talks has been published in the Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio, the Journal of Genocide Research and Third World Quarterly. His forthcoming publications on Genocidal Geopolitical Conjunctures include an article in Estudios Políticos and a monograph to be published by Routledge Studies on Global and Transnational Politics. Andrei has taught on Colombian Politics, International Security, International Relations, Peace Processes and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at Sussex, and the University of Cauca and Externado University in Colombia. Andrei studied International Relations (DPhil) and Contemporary War and Peace Studies (MA) at the University of Sussex and Conflict Resolution (GD) and Political Science (BS) at the University of Los Andes.
Associate Researcher in International Relations. After returning from Colombia in Sept 2012, where I was visiting scholar at the Resource Centre for Conflict Analysis (CERAC) and senior consultant for Signum Consulting, I convened the MA option in Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Currently, I am consultant in Conflict, Peace and Security for the private and public sector. I research the link between affect, conflict, geopolitics, peace and security. As senior researcher at the Centre for Historical Memory of the Colombian Government, I'm co-cordinating a 27 month research project on the destruction of the Unión Patriótica in Colombia and the resistance and survival strategies of UP survivors in Europe. I often contribute with opinion articles and interviews to El Espectador and El Tiempo (in Colombia) and the BBC world service.
Critical geopolitics and genocide studies
Colombian armed conflict
Armed conflict resolution, post conflict policies and critical security studies
US foreign policy in the western hemispeire and Latin American History
Oil industry, social movements, and sustainable development.
Gomez-Suarez, Andrei and Newman, Jonathan (2013) Safeguarding political guarantees in the Colombian peace process: have Santos and FARC learnt the lessons from the past? Third World Quarterly, 34 (5). pp. 819-837. ISSN 0143-6597
Gomez-Suarez, Andrei (2009) US-Colombian relations in the 19080s: political violence and the onset of the UP genocide. In: State Violence and Genocide in Latin America: The Cold War Years. Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies . Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York, pp. 152-166. ISBN 9780415496377
Gomez-Suarez, Andrei (2008) Bloques perpetradores y mentalidades genocidas: el caso de la Unión Patriótica en Colombia. Revista de Estudios Sobre Genocidio, 1 (2). ISSN 1851-8184
Gomez-Suarez, Andrei (2007) Perpetrator blocs, genocidal mentalities and geographies: the destruction of the union patriotica in Colombia and its lessons for genocide studies. Journal of Genocide Research, 9 (4). pp. 637-660. ISSN 1462-3528