Small Wars Journal

Alexandra Phelan


Dr. Alexandra Phelan is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University, and Deputy Director of the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre (Monash GPS) in Victoria, Australia. Her research focuses on insurgent governance, and her PhD examined why the Colombian government shifted between counterinsurgency and negotiation with FARC from 1982-2016. Based on an extensive examination of primary FARC material, and interviews with former and active FARC, ELN, M-19 and AUC members, she examined how insurgent legitimation activities shaped government response. She can be found on Twitter at @Alex_Phelan

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