Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Gezim Visoka
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr Gëzim Visoka is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Dublin City University (DCU). His research focuses on post-conflict peacebuilding and statebuilding, transitional justice, global governance, foreign policy, and diplomatic recognition. Currently, Dr Visoka serves as Deputy Editor of Peacebuilding Journal (Taylor & Francis); founding Editor of Routledge Studies in Statehood (Taylor & Francis); Co-Editor of Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies (Palgrave); and founding Co-Editor of the Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Dr Visoka is co-editor of ‘Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation’ (with Oliver P. Richmond), co-author of 'Normalization in World Politics' (with Nicolas Lemay-Hébert), and lead co-editor of the ‘Routledge Handbook of State Recognition’ (with John Doyle and Edward Newman). Other books include: ‘Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood’ (Routledge, 2018); ‘Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); and ‘Peace Figuration after International Intervention: Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding’ (Routledge, 2016). Dr Visoka has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as: NatureJournal of Common Market Studies, Geopolitics, Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Peacekeeping, and Civil Wars. Parallel to his academic activity, Dr Visoka has over ten years’ of experience working with civil society groups and policy consultancy in post-conflict societies. 

Research interests

Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
State Recognition and Foreign Policy 
Transitional Justice and Civil SocietyWestern Balkans