Alejandro Posada Téllez

BA SOAS, MA Sciences Po, MSc LSE

Research Topic:

War and Peace by Other Means: The Narrative Construction of Victimhood in Societies Transitioning from Conflict
International Relations Network
St Antony's College
DPhil International Relations

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. My doctoral project explores the intersection between the politics of victimhood and peacebuilding, focusing on the experiences of Colombia, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, and the United Kingdom in the aftermath of war. My research is being generously funded by the Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (MinCiencias).

I hold a BA in Politics and International Relations from SOAS, University of London; a Master in International Security from Sciences Po PSIA; and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.


  • Spanish (fluent)

  • English (fluent)

  • Italian (fluent)

  • French (proficient)


  • International Security

  • Peacebuilding

  • Post-conflict transitions

  • Reconciliation

  • Transitional Justice

  • Collective memory

  • Discourse and narratives

Professional Experience

I am currently the UK Coordinator of peacebuilding organisation Rodeemos el Diálogo (Embrace Dialogue), Member of the OxPeace Steering Committee, and teach International Relations at Jesus College, Oxford. Previously, I was Associate Lecturer at the University of Reading, Chief Copy Editor of St. Antony's International Review (STAIR), Research Assistant at Oxford's Global Security Programme, Research Assistant at the University of Bath, and interned at the Colombian Embassy in London, Children Change Colombia, and the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR). I have also held posts in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Junior Diplomat Initiative France and the LSE Association for International Peace and Security.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • International Relations (Jesus College, University of Oxford)

  • International Relations and Strategic Studies (University of Reading)