Interactions and relations between the state, rebel groups and civilians during armed conflict, with a focus on civilian agency. Norms, rules and structures underlying rebel group’s governing regimes. Sub-Saharan Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda) and Latin America (Peru, Guatemala). Qualitative methodologies, particularly ethnographic and narrative approaches.
Humanitarian, state-building, and transitional justice.
Suarez, E and Suarez, C 2015 (In Press). The Memorialization of Narratives and Sites among Indigenous Women in Ayacucho: Resilience in the Aftermath of Mass Violence and Atrocities. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses- Special Issue: Indigenizing Resilience
Suarez, C and Black, D 2014. Surviving Violence: Transgressing Categories and Boundaries in Armed Conflicts. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 3(1):26, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.dw
Suarez, C. 2011. Editor and Contributor. Security & Conflict: Evolving Theory and Practice. Halifax, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.