Activities per year
-Peace and Conflict Studies
My research focuses on the process of peacebuilding and post-peace agreement violence in Central America. In particular, I'm interested in the strategies that have emerged in response to forms of violence outside armed conflict at a very local level, and their interaction with structural factors.
By focusing on local efforts I aim to document how bottom-up analyses might provide more nuanced understandings of the reasons behind varying types and levels of violence at a community level. I also seek to highlight community agency in responding to violence, challenging accounts that see post-accord violence as inevitable and communities as little more than victims in waiting.
This knowledge can contribute to 1) improve our understanding of variations across localities and cases of post-conflict societies, 2) to better understand manifestations of peacebuilding hybridity (local-international), 3) to inform conflict transformation processes that are locally relevant, resonant, and transformative.
Politics and discourse in Central America’s violence: naming, prevention and victim recognition in a context of mass post-accord violence
Daniel S Herrera Kelly (Speaker)26 Apr 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public talk, debate, discussion
Daniel S Herrera Kelly (Contributor) & Evelyn Balsells (Contributor)3 Dec 2018
Activity: Other activity types › Media coverage or participation