Alonso Gurmendi

Departmental Lecturer

Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg is a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford, in association with Somerville College, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Alonso holds a Ph.D. from UCL Laws, where he researched the history of the laws of war in the 19th and early 20th century, foregrounding the work of actors in Latin America, South West Africa and East Asia, among others. His book, Conflicto Armado en el Perú: La Época del Terrorismo bajo el Derecho Internacional, published by Universidad del Pacífico Press in 2019, addresses the role of international humanitarian law in Peru’s post-conflict reconciliation process. He is also a contributing editor for the international law blog Opinio Juris. His research focuses on the history of international legal politics, with a particular interest on the regulation of war and political violence, as well as on postcolonial approaches to international politics.

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