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Andrea Filipi

Andrea Filipi

Supervisor: Dr. Devon Curtis


Prior to coming to Cambridge, Andrea spent ten years as an international civil servant with the United Nations. As a political officer and special assistant in the UN's peacekeeping department, Andrea lived and worked in Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), and East Timor.


These days, in addition to working on her PhD and raising her baby daughter, Andrea teaches a course titled "UN and the Politics of Peace"

at the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme at Cambridge, and co-directs an introductory course on African Studies at the Masaryk Democratic Academy, a think tank in her native city of Prague, Czech Republic.

Research Interests

  • Violence and nonviolence in political struggles
  • Politics of Africa, particularly the Great Lakes Region
  • Colonialism and its enduring legacies
  • United Nations and politics of peace
  • Global North/South relations