WSP Seminar: Presentation by Annette Idler
Research interests: Armed conflict and transnational organized crime; security studies; violent nonstate groups; borders and borderlands; Latin America; and Colombia.
Bio: Dr Annette Idler is the Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Dr Idler’s work focuses on the interface of conflict, security, and transnational organized crime. Currently Principal Investigator of the Conflict Platform Project and of CONPEACE, she has conducted extensive fieldwork in and on conflict-affected regions (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Somalia, Myanmar), including more than 600 interviews with local stakeholders. She is the author of Borderland Battles: Violence, Crime, and Governance at the Edges of Colombia’s War (Oxford University Press, 2019) and has published numerous articles in the field of conflict and organized crime. Dr Idler also advises governments and international organizations on these subjects and is a regular expert for internationally renowned media outlets. She holds a doctorate from the Department of International Development and St Antony's College, University of Oxford, an MA in International Relations from King’s College London’s Department of War Studies, and a double BA in German-Spanish Studies/International Politics from Complutense University Madrid, Spain, and Regensburg University, Germany.