Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

Associate Professor of the Practice; Director, Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

1110 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6970
jechavar@nd.edu

Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

Associate Professor of the Practice; Director, Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies


Areas of expertise: Peacebuilding; conflict; reconciliation; memory and in/security and migration


Josefina Echavarría earned her Ph.D. in Peace, Conflict, and Democracy from the University Jaume I (Spain). She was previously Director of the Research Center for Peace and Conflict (InnPeace) and Senior Lecturer at the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Echavarría has taught in numerous universities around the world on peacebuilding, peace education, gender, conflict analysis, and research methods.

Her research explores sustainable peacebuilding after violence, methods and facilitation of conflict transformation, studies and practices of reconciliation, and memory and in/security and migration. She has also worked on diverse international cooperation projects in the fields of gender, citizenship, and curricular development for peace and conflict studies.

Recent Work

Encyclopedia entry: Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Elise Ditta, Juanita Esguerra-Rezk, Patrick McQuestion. (2020) Colombian Peace Agreement 2016. In: Richmond O., Visoka G. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Encyclopedia entry: Josefina Echavarría Alvarez and Jason Quinn. (2020) Peace Agreements. In: Richmond O., Visoka G. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Research brief: Elise Ditta , Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Patrick McQuestion, and Madhav Joshi. November 2020, Women, Peace and Security: Understanding the Implementation of Gender Stipulations in Peace Agreements, Joint Brief Series: New Insights on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) for the Next Decade, Stockholm: Folke Bernadotte Academy, PRIO and UN Women. (Co-authored with Elise Ditta and Patrick McQuestion)