Giulia Piccolino, Ph.D.

Loughborough University

Country: United Kingdom (England)

About Me:

Giulia Piccolino is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in West Africa on conflict resolution and peacebuilding for her doctoral and post-doctoral research and has worked in the field of post-conflict electoral observation and assistance for the United Nations and the Carter Center.Her main research interest lies in the field of peace and conflict studies. In addition, she is also interested in international conflict management and in democratization, particularly the challenge of conducting fair elections in developing countries. Dr Piccolino is currently publishing the results of a research project about post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding after military victory, based on extensive research conducted in Côte d’Ivoire and evidence from other case studies. She is also involved in a collaborative project on the consequences of rebel governance. Dr Piccolino has published widely in peer reviewed journals, including African Affairs, Development and Change, Third World Quarterly and Democratization. She is currently co-investigator in the Newton fund financed project "Territorial planning for peace and statebuilding in the Alto Cauca region of Colombia" (2018-2020). 

Research Interests

African Politics

Conflict Processes & War

Comparative Democratization


Political Violence


Specific Areas of Interest

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Civil War

Election Integrity

Colombian Peace Process

West Africa

Post-conflict Security

Countries of Interest

Ivory Coast (Cote D`Ivoire)



South Africa