Nadila Ali is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her current research explores the use of local peace agreements and ‘people-to-people’ reconciliation in the context of international peacebuilding interventions. Her broader research interests include identity-based conflict, armed group dynamics, peace processes, third-party mediation, and conflict resolution/transformation. Nadila is also a member of the Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace). Prior to commencing her DPhil, Nadila spent several years working for the United Nations in support of peace implementation and community stabilisation efforts in Sudan, Mali, and Somalia. Nadila holds an MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA (Honours) in Political Science from McGill University.