Abbey Steele

Abbey Steele is associate professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam and an expert on the Colombian civil war and peace process, and civilian displacement. Her book, Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War, traces the impact of democratic reforms on the forms of violence armed actors used in the Colombian civil war, especially forced displacement of civilians. On the peace process, she has collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to study public opinion as the agreement is implemented. She is the convenor of the Amsterdam Conflict Research Network (ACoRN), the co-PI of a new Research Priority Area at the UvA on Conflict & Society, and is on the board of the Amsterdam Center for Conflict Studies.