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Pamina Firchow

Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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  • (703) 993-5623 (office)
  • Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall, 5086
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 4D3
    Arlington, VA 22201

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Pamina Firchow is Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Her main research interests surround the study of the international accompaniment of communities affected by mass violence, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In this vein, her work focuses on the design, monitoring and evaluation of transitional justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding interventions. Since 2013, she has been developing and piloting an inclusive and participatory measurement system called the Everyday Peace Indicators. This participatory measurement system is used to make claims about the effectiveness of local level interventions after war in Firchow’s forthcoming monograph, Reclaiming Everyday Peace, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Firchow has published in several journals, including International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Review, Human Rights Review, Journal of Human Rights Practice, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development and Politics. She is also the editor of Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding: Putting Theory to Work.

Dr. Firchow has received support for her research from the United States Institute of Peace, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Rotary Foundation, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the University of Geneva. She was recently a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at USIP and serves as a consultant to various international peacebuilding organizations. Firchow earned her PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She has been working in the peacebuilding sector as a scholar-practitioner for non-governmental organizations and universities since 1999.


PhD, Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

MA, International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies, Universidad del Salvador

MSc, Comparative Politics, London School of Economics

BA, Political Science, Carleton College

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Honors & Awards

Carnegie Corporation Grant, Carnegie Corporation

January 16, 2017

USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, 2015-2016, United States Institute for Peace

January 4, 2016

Media Appearance

Academic Council on the United Nations Everyday Peace Indicators

August 24, 2015

In the News

Direct Analytical Approach to Peace building

Published on April 27, 2016

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USIP Awards Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowships and Peace Scholarships for 2015-2016

Published on November 4, 2015

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UN Small Arms Conference: Evaluation and Prospects

Published on June 1, 2001

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The U.S. Is No. 1 In Global Arms Sales

Published on August 30, 2000

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Presentations & Performances

Raising the Stakes: Closing Citizen Feedback Loops in Fragile/Restrictive Contexts

Oct 28 2016 | Feedback Summit 2016

Working towards reconciliation in Colombia: the implementation of collective and individual reparation

Nov 17 2016 | Metropolitan Building

“Operationalizing Bottom-up Indicators:” A Working Group Session

May 27 2016

Centers and Publications