The Role of Women and Underrepresented Groups in Peace Negotiations

Alexandra McAuliff

My research focuses on gender, international negotiations, and peacebuilding. I aim to understand ways socially and politically marginalized groups, grassroots actors, and civil society affect change within the peace process. Specifically, my research looks at the role of women in peace negotiations and the mechanisms through which widening the negotiations to previously unrepresented or underrepresented groups changes the negotiation process and outcomes. I focus on the peace processes in Northern Ireland and Mindanao, Philippines.