Barbara Magalhães Teixeira
PhD Candidate in Peace and Conflict Research, Lund University, Sweden
I am currently a PhD Candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at Lund University, Sweden.
The Nature of Peace
In my PhD research, I explore the connections between nature and peace – or how to care for the environment while simultaneously building peace.
In a compilation of articles, I approach this issue from different angles and perspectives. I make use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and am compiling two datasets on natural resources conflicts and peace agreements and post-conflict policies, as well as collecting qualitative data through fieldwork.
My main argument is that in light of environmental and climate change, it is necessary to build peace that is positive not only to humans but to the planet as well. For this, we need to rethink how we structure our societies and economies.
- Magalhães Teixeira, B. (2021) Underdevelopment, extractivism, and conflict in the Global South and the role of systemic alternatives
- Magalhães Teixeira, B. (2021) The environment of lasting peace: natural resources and climate change in peace negotiations
- Magalhães Teixeira, B. (2021) The potential of degrowth and buen vivir in addressing underdevelopment and conflict in the Global South
- Nicoson, C. & Magalhães Teixeira, B. (2020) Building sustainable peace: transforming environmental peacebuilding in times of climate change
Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1972)
In my teaching, I am inspired by the work and teachings of Paulo Freire and bell hooks in understanding education as a tool for liberation and the need for constant dialogue and love in the creation of knowledge.
I am currently the co-convener of three courses at the bachelor level in the Peace and Conflict program at Lund University:
Diplomacy, Negotiation and Mediation (7.5 ECTS)
The Environment in Peace and Conflict (7.5 ECTS)
Peace in the 21st Century: Critical debates on violence, justice, and peace (7.5 ECTS)
I also supervise student’s theses at the bachelor level in the Political Science program in the course Conflict and Cooperation in International Politics (9 ECTS)