• Position :
  • Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00
  • Nationality :
  • Spanish
  • Languages :
  • English, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Education :
  • PhD in Political Science - Université Libre de Bruxelles
    PhD in Political Theory - LUISS Guido Carli 
    Master in Public Policy - University of Michigan (2011)
    Master in European Interdisciplinary Studies - College of Europe (2008)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: Present

    • Global Governance and the United Nations


    Université Libre de Bruxelles: 2012-2014

    • History of Political Thought


    University of Bujumbura, Burundi: 2013

    • Civil Society in Post-conflict contexts
    • UNESCO Chair for Peaceful Conflict Resolution and Human Rights


    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: 2011

    • Values and Ethics in Public Policy


  • Research area(s) :
    • International Relations
    • Peacebuilding
    • Feminist Security Studies
    • Africa
  • Selected Publications :
  • Peer-reviewed Articles

    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Producing Participants: Gender, Race, Class, and Women, Peace and Security”, Global Society, 2017.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Post-conflict women’s movements in turmoil: the challenges of success in Liberia in the 2005-aftermath”, Journal of Modern African Studies, (with Debusscher, P.), 54:2, Spring 2016, 293-316.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Parcours croisés d’une internationalisation du militantisme féminin au Burundi et au Libéria”, in Recherches Féministes, 29 :2, 2016.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Politicized discourses: A reflexive approach to the transnational campaign on Women, Peace and Security and its local narratives in Burundi and Liberia”, in Anthropology & Development, 43, Winter 2016.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Negotiated contestation in Peacebuilding: Maintaining or Transforming Systemic Narratives?” Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2015.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “La desglobalización de la sociedad civil: El rebote del boomerang”, en Revista CIDOB d’Affers Internacionals, n. 105, April 2014.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria  Being Spain in Brussels”, with Scott Greer, The International Journal of Iberian Studies, 24:2, 12 January 2012, pp. 71-89 (19).


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “How Bureaucracies Listen to Courts: Bureaucratized Calculations and European Law”, with Scott Greer, Law and Social Inquiry, 39 (2): 361-386, 2014


    Book Chapters

    Martin de Almagro, Maria “UN missions, national institutions, and local civil society: Necessary partners or strange bedfellows in peacebuilding? The cases of Liberia and Burundi”, in R. Marchetti (ed.) Cooperation and Competition between Government and NGOs: Perspectives from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Routledge, tpb 2017.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria «La professionnalisation des associations locales des femmes dans la reconstruction post-conflit au Burundi : une stratégie de survie ? », in D. Paternotte and P. Meier (eds.) La professionnalisation des luttes pour l’égalité : enjeux théoriques et politiques, Louvain-la-Neuve, Academia, 2017.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Negotiating gender security: the transnationalisation of local women activists in post-conflict Burundi and Liberia”, in S. Takhar (ed) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman, Emerald Group Publishing – Advances in Gender Research Series, 2016, pp. 107-125.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria (with Scott Greer) “What Spain does When Spain cares: Bureaucracy, Preference Formation and Interest Representation in EU Policy Making”, in C. Blanco Sío-López and S. Muñoz (eds./dirs.), Converging Pathways: Spain and the European Integration Process / Itinerarios Cruzados: España y el proceso de construcción europea, Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien [P.I.E. Peter Lang], 2013.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria (with Jean Frédéric Morin) “Spirals of Contentions: The lifecycle of transnational issues”, in B. Reinalda (ed.) Routledge Handbook of International Organization, 2013, pp. 350-360.


    Working Papers

    Martin de Almagro, Maria Transitional Justice and Women, Peace and Security. A critical Reading of the EU Framework, London School of Economics, Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series, WP5, June 2017.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “EU engagement with local civil society in the Great Lakes region”, Istituto d’Affari Internazionali, WP 1317, Rome, May 2013, ISBN 978-88-98042-88-3.


    Op-Eds, Magazine Articles, and Commentaries

    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Les violences faites aux femmes”, Collective des femmes congolaises pour la Paix et la Justice website, January 2012.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria “Open letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission”, in L’Europe en débat, ARTE, November 2010.


    Book Reviews

    Martin de Almagro, Maria Feminist Security Studies – A Narrative approach, by Wibben, A. (2011) PRIO New Security Studies, Routledge, in e-IR, 2013.


    Martin de Almagro, Maria African Women’s Movements – Transforming Political Landscapes, by Tripp et al. (2009) Cambridge University Press, in e-IR, 2013.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • David and Alice Van Buuren Foundation Award on merits and work conducted at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2015)


    Meurs-Francois Foundation Award on merits and work conducted at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2014)


    Travel grant from the Fédération Bruxelles-Wallonie for the completion of fieldwork research in Monrovia, Liberia (2013)


    Scholarship from the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) to attend ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012)


    Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Center award, UK – EU tuition fees, declined (2012)


    Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the European Commission (2011-2014)


    Fulbright scholarship awarded by the USA and Spanish governments (2009-2011)


    Bollinger Award and Ford Award awarded by the University of Michigan, USA (2009-2011)


    College of Europe full tuition and board scholarship awarded by the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2007-2008)


    Prize for outstanding achievement in undergraduate studies awarded by the Universidad de Granada, Spain – free expedition of diploma (2007)


    Prize for outstanding achievement in secondary studies awarded by the regional government of Castilla – La Mancha, Spain (2003)