Menu Close

Maria Martin de Almagro

Research professor, Ghent University

I am a Research Professor at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and a member of its Conflict Research Group (CRG). I am the Co-Head editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and a member of the FBA Research Working Groups.
My research is at the intersection of gender studies, international peacebuilding governance, and the role of knowledge production and meaning-making practices in world politics. Theoretically, much of my work investigates concepts and performances of authority, legitimacy, and power through poststructural and postcolonial accounts and feminist and interpretive methodologies.
More concretely, I have written extensively on the advocacy around, and implementation of, the United Nations Security Council’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda at global, national, and local levels in post-conflict contexts.
I have extensive experience doing field research in conflict-affected countries, including field research experience in Burundi, Liberia, DRC, and South Africa. I am interested in the power of inductive research and grounded theory methodologies for bringing to the fore the world vision of the research subjects.


  • 2009–present
    Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal
  • 2021–present
    Research Professor, University of Ghent