Giulia Piccolino is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in West Africa on conflict resolution and peacebuilding for her doctoral and post-doctoral research and has worked in the field of post-conflict electoral observation and assistance for the United Nations and the Carter Center.
Her main research interest lies in the field of peace and conflict studies. In addition, she is also interested in international conflict management and in democratization, particularly the challenge of conducting fair elections in developing countries.
Dr Piccolino is currently publishing the results of a research project about post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding after military victory, based on extensive research conducted in Côte d’Ivoire and evidence from other case studies. She is also involved in a collaborative project on the consequences of rebel governance. Dr Piccolino has published widely in peer reviewed journals, including African Affairs, Development and Change, Third World Quarterly and Democratization.