Peace studies Ph.D. student selected for writer’s workshop

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

Current peace studies and political science Ph.D. student Diana Isabel Güiza-Gomez has been selected to participate in the 2021 Writeshop-Workshop hosted by the Journal of Peasant Studies. Sixty-eight Ph.D. students and young researchers were chosen to participate in the writeshop, which will take place virtually from August through December. The writeshop is open to scholars who are based in or originally from the Global South. 

During the writeshop, participants will circulate their work-in-progress and receive feedback from leading and established scholars in the field. They will also get to engage with researchers who are conducting cutting-edge research in the field of agrarian studies. 

Güiza-Gomez will be sharing research focused on the mobilization of campesinos (peasants) in Colombia over the last three decades and the ways this activism has remade campesino identity throughout the country. The research will be informed by in-depth interviews, participant observation, statistics on agrarian protests, and a new dataset tracking “campesino-state bargaining.” 

Güiza-Gomez is working with co-researchers Sergio Coronado and Ana Jimena Bautista on this paper. 

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Contact: Kevin Vaughn, assistant director for doctoral studies,