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Itziar Mujika Chao

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Faculty, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)

Department of International Public Law, International Relations and History of Law;

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hegoa Institute for International Cooperation and Development Studies

Biography

Itziar Mujika Chao teaches at the Department of International Public Law, International Relations and History of Law, and is a postdoctoral researcher at 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
  • European International Studies Association

Research

Research interests

  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Resistance Studies
  • Feminist Security Studies
  • Peace and armed conflicts

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.2019.Perspectives on the critique of liberal peace, hybridity and peace formation.Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding,DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2018.1558947Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2018.Book review of Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood, by Gëzim Visoka.Peacebuilding,DOI: 10.1080/21647259.2018.1546944Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2017.Civil resistance processes in the international security map: Characteristics, development and debate.Hegoa Working Papers,72. Bilbao: HegoaLink
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2017.Acción feminista en la resistencia civil noviolenta, guerra y posguerra en Kosovo.In: Mendia Azkue, Irantzu; Guzman Orellana, Gloria; Zirion Landaluze, Iker (eds.).Género y Justicia Transicional: Movimientos de Mujeres contra la Impunidad.Bilbao:Hegoa,pp: 33-64.Link
  • Mujika Chao, Itziar.2016.Nazioarteko gatazkak.In: Gutiérrez-Solana Journoud, Ander (coord.).Nazioarteko Harremanetako 14 Giltza Hitz.Bilbao:UPV/EHU,pp: 129-139.