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Lesley-Ann Daniels

Lesley Ann Daniels

Research Fellow


Lesley-Ann Daniels is currently a research fellow at IBEI. She is a former AXA Research Fund post-doctoral fellow with her research on "Minority rights and the stability of post-conflict environments". She defended her doctoral thesis on the use of amnesty during civil wars at the Pompeu Fabra University in 2016. Prior to her doctorate, she worked for the EU Peace and Reconciliation Programme in Northern Ireland. Her research interests are political violence, civil wars, post-conflict peacebuilding, transitional justice and identity rights.

Background and education

  • (2016) PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2011) Masters in Research Methods, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (1998) Masters in European Integration, Queen's University Belfast
  • (1988) BA (Hons) in Social and Political Science, Queens' College, University of Cambridge


2016. AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellow.

2015. Honorable Mention. Best Paper Award, Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association for the paper "The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence: The case of Northern Ireland"


Research interests

  • Civil wars
  • Political conflict
  • Post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Minority rights
  • Identity studies

Selected publications

  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2020.Coronavirus and conflict: truces at times of crisis do not lead to peace.The Conversation,Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2020.How and When Amnesty during Conflict Affects Conflict Termination.Journal of Conflict Resolution,Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2019.Why is peace failing in the Philippines?.The Conversation,Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2018.The International Criminal Court and the Rebels’ Commitment Problem.Civil Wars,DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2018.1553021Link
  • Balcells, Laia; Daniels, Lesley AnnEscribà-Folch, Abel

    2016.The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence: The case of Northern Ireland.Journal of Peace Research,53 (1):33-48Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2016.Tras el Velo del Antiterrorismo.Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals,112:255-257
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2011.Segregation and the Onset of Civil War.International Catalan Institute for Peace Working Papers,2011/7Link
All publications