Shauna N. Gillooly, Ph.D. Candidate

University of California, Irvine

Country: United States (California)

About Me:

I am a PhD Candidate in political science and graduate student research assistant at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests include political violence, peace building, conflict resolution, and transitional justice. My current research projects deal with the relationship between political violence and informal peace negotiations in Colombia, along with the ongoing process of implementing conflict resolution and transitional justice mechanisms.

Research Interests

Political Violence

Conflict Processes & War


Gender and Politics

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Specific Areas of Interest

Peace Building

Transitional Justice

Informal Institutions

Civil Conflict Negotiations

Countries of Interest





United Kingdom

Media Appearances:

Blog Posts:

(2019) The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post

Just over two years ago, the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a celebrated peace agreement, ending 50 years of bloody armed conflict. And yet 439 human rights workers have been killed in that country since then — by reemerging right-wing militias and left-wing guerrillas that fought during the civil war. What is behind these alarming developments?