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Itziar Mujika Chao

Itziar Mujika Chao

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

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

  • 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.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.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.Resistencia civil noviolenta como herramienta para la construcción de la paz.In:

    Pérez de Armiño, Karlos & zirion landaluze, iker (eds.)

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    Pax crítica: aportes teóricos a las perspectivas de paz posliberal.Madrid:Tecnos,pp: 237-265.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
  • 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.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.2017.Civil resistance processes in the international security map: Characteristics, development and debate.Hegoa Working Papers,72. Bilbao: HegoaLink