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Luís Martínez Lorenzo

Luís Martínez Lorenzo

Research Assistant, RESPAX Project


Luís Martínez Lorenzo is a research assistant at IBEI in the framework of the research project "Building resilient peace: Micro-level resistence to shocks (RESPAX)", coordinated by Dr. Lesley Ann Daniels and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He holds a bachelor in Psychology (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2017) and a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (Uppsala University, 2019). His research focuses on non-violent conflicts, the participation of civil society actors in peace processes and the transition of rebel groups into political parties. His work has been published in journals such as International Negotiation. Luís has previously worked as a research assistant at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and at the Folke Bernadotte Academy.

Background and education

  • (2019) Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University
  • (2017) Bachelor's in Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela


Research interests

  • Non-violent conflicts
  • Civil society participation in peace processes
  • Rebel-to-party transitions

Selected publications

  • Svensson, Isak; Finnbogason, Daniel; Krause, Dino; Martínez Lorenzo, Luís; Hawach, Nanar

    2022.Confronting the Caliphate. Civil Resistance in Jihadist Proto-States.Oxford University Press.Link
  • Martínez Lorenzo, Luís; Malm, Johanna; Söderberg-Kovacs, Mimmi; Triana-E, Sergio; Wrede, Sophia

    2021.Reintegration or Recidivism? Why ex-combatants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) return to arms.Folke Bernadotte Academy,LinkLogo open access
  • Svensson, Isak; Nilsson, Desirée; Magalhaes Teixeira, Barbara; Martínez Lorenzo, Luís; Ruus, Anton

    2020.In the Streets and at the Table: Civil Society Coordination in Peace Negotiations in Africa.International Negotiation,25 (2):225-251LinkLogo open access
  • Martínez Lorenzo, Luís; Nilsson, Desirée; Svensson, Isak

    2020.“Baseline study on Cluster A: Cumulative Extremism (WP3).” Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Balkans and MENA.LinkLogo open access
  • Martínez Lorenzo, Luís.2019.Western Sahara: Analysis of a Nonviolent Resistance.Pax et Bellum Journal,6:30-47LinkLogo open access
  • Martínez Lorenzo, Luís.2019.From Guns to Banners: Analysis of the transition from violent to nonviolent resistance movements.Tempo Exterior,39:7-17Link