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Itziar Mujika Chao

Itziar Mujika Chao

Faculty, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Department of Political Science and Hegoa Institute for International Cooperation and Development Studies

Biography

Itziar Mujika Chao teaches at the Department of Political Science, and is member of the Hegoa Institute for International Cooperation and Development Studies, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She holds a Ph.D in Development Studies from the UPV/EHU, and obtained her Masters in International Studies and Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies at the UPV/EHU and the University of Barcelona, respectively. Dr. Mujika Chao’s research focuses on gender politics of violent and nonviolent conflict, civil resistance, post-conflict peacebuilding and development, feminist activism, and the implementation of the United Nations’ Security Council Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Balkans, more specifically in Kosovo.

Background and education

  • (2017) PhD in Development Studies, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
  • (2014) MA in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies, Universidad de Barcelona
  • (2010) MA in International Studies, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
  • (2008) BA in Journalism, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • European International Studies Association (EISA)
  • Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración (AECPA)

Research

Research interests

  • Feminist Security Studies
  • Critical peace and conflict studies
  • Resistance Studies

Research projects

  • Research Group on Human Security, Local Human Development and International Cooperation of the Basque University System (IT1037-16).

Selected publications

  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2021.Veinte años de la agenda internacional sobre Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad (MPS).Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals,n.º 127 (abril 2021):15-38. DOI: doi.org/10.24241/rcai.2021.127.1.15LinkLogo open access
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar; Zirion Landaluze, Iker

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    2021.Development and foreign aid.In:

    Väyrynen, Tarja; Parashar, Swati; Féron, Elise; Confortini, Catia C (eds)

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    Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research.London & New York:Routledge,pp: 388-398.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2020.Aportes feministas al análisis de los conflictos y la construcción de paz en las relaciones internacionales.In:

    García Segura, Caterina; Sanahuja, José Antonio; Verdes-Montenegro, Francisco J. (coords)

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    100 años de Relaciones Internacionales: Una mirada reflexiva.Valencia:Tirant lo Blanch,pp: 313-334.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2020.Women’s organizations in post-conflict contexts.In:

    Richmond Oliver, Visoka Gëzim (eds.)

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    The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies.Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2020.Women's activism in the civil resistance movement in Kosovo (1989-1997): characteristics, development, encounters.Nationalities Papers,1-18. DOI: 10.1017/nps.2019.73Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2019.Mapping feminist activism in peacebuilding (1989-2017): Creation, development and impact of local women’s organizations in Kosovo.In:

    Domingues Reis Ferreira, Liliana; Muharremi, Robert (ed.)

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    Creation of States and Statebuilding. Perspectives on Kosovo’s struggles for statehood ten years after independence.Rochester Institute of Technology Press, Prishtina,pp: 125-140.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2019.Cooperacíon y solidaridad internacional con experiencias de resistencia civil noviolenta y su relación con la construccíon de paz.Guías para una cooperacíon sensible al conflicto,1:1-29Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar; Martínez Portugal, Tania; Dañobeitia Ceballos, Olatz; Cardona Curcó, Irene

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    2019.Investigar las violencias a partir de métodos feministas: experiencias, retos, oportunidades.In:

    VV.AA

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    Otras formas de (des)aprender: investigación feminista en tiempos de violencia, resistencias y decolonialidad.Bilbao:Instituto Hegoa,pp: 49-76.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2019.Implementación de la agenda internacional sobre Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad en la Política Común de Seguridad y Defensa.In:

    Cornago, Noe; de Castro, José Luis & Moure, Leire (eds.)

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    Repensar la Unión Europea; gobernanza, seguridad, mercado interior y ciudadanía.Valencia:Tirant lo Blanch,pp: 637-651.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2019.Memoria, justicia y resparación desde una perspectiva de género: el caso de las mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia sexual durante la guerra de Kosovo.In:

    Landa Gorostiza, Jon-Mirena & Garro Carrera, Enara (eds.)

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    Retos emergentes de los Derechos Humanos: ¿garantías en peligro?.Valencia:Tirant lo Blanch,pp: 707-725.Link