Maria Martin de Almagro

Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge

I am a Marie Curie individual fellow at POLIS, University of Cambridge and Assistant Professor in International Affairs at Vesalius College, VUB, Brussels. My primary research focuses on the United Nations Security Council’s Women, Peace and Security agenda. I have written extensively on the advocacy around, and implementation of, the Women, Peace and Security agenda at global, national, and local levels in post-conflict contexts.

I am particularly interested in poststructural and postcolonial accounts of gender and security and in feminist and interpretive methodologies.
My research focuses on gender politics, international security governance and the micro-dynamics of war-to-peace transitions – peacebuilding practices and transnational justice mechanisms – through a critical security lens. Much of my work investigates concepts and performances of authority, legitimacy and power through these theoretical lenses.

I have written many articles on these topics for various journals and contributed to several books. I am regularly invited to lecture in various Universities and to speak in various seminars and conferences in Europe and around the world.

I am also a Member at Large of the Executive Committee of the Feminist and Gender Theory Section (International Studies Association) and a Co-Convener of the Gender and Politics Section of the Belgium Political Science Association.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant professor, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • –present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Cambridge