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Department of Development Studies

Ms Diana Felix Da Costa

BA (SOAS), MSc (Groningen/Uppsala)

Overview

Diana Felix da Costa
Department of Development Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Name:
Ms Diana Felix Da Costa
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Thesis title:
Working title: Negotiating meanings: Local brokers and leadership amongst the Murle of Boma Hills in Jonglei State, South Sudan
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2011
Internal Supervisors

PhD Research

Liberal peace and local peacebuilding; issues of international responses to local peacebuilding; local brokers; power and representation; the peacekeeping-peacebuilding nexus; the anthropology of aid.

PhD Publications

  •  w/ J. Karlsrud. ‘Bending the rules’: The space between HQ policy and local action in UN civilian peacekeeping’, invited to submit to a special issue of Journal of International Peacekeeping on ‘Alternative Perspectives on African Peacekeeping’ (under peer review
  • )w/ C. de Coning. Forthcoming. ‘United Nations Mission in South Sudan’, in (eds.) Koops et.al, Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Forthcoming 2013. ‘Invitation Withdrawn: Humanitarian Action, UN Peacekeeping and State Sovereignty in Chad’, invited to submit to a special issue of Disasters on ‘state sovereignty and humanitarian actors’
  • w/ C. de Coning. 2013. ‘UNMISS County Support Bases: Peacekeeping–Peacebuilding Nexus at Work?’, Policy Brief  Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • 2013. Working in Challenging Environments: Risk Management and Aid Culture in South Sudan – field report, Humanitarian Policy Group (ODI) and University of Bristol research project, part of ESRC-DFID grant
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘Contextualising liberal peacebuilding to local circumstances?: UNMISS and local peacebuilding in South Sudan’, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘The elusive concept of protection of civilians: A case-study of the United Nations Mission to the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)’ in de Carvalho, B. & Sending, O.J., The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘Offering the diagnosis, but lacking the medicine: UN local peacebuilding-peacekeeping nexus in Haiti’, Policy Brief  Oslo: NUPI
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘Casting the net too deep and too wide? UN local peacebuilding-peacekeeping nexus in South Sudan’, Policy Brief  Oslo: NUPI
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘Moving towards local level peacebuilding? Contextualizing early peacebuilding activities to local circumstances: South Sudan case-study field report’, Security in Practice 5 Oslo: NUPI
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2012. ‘UN local peacebuilding and transition in Haiti: case-study field report’, Security in Practice 4, Oslo: NUPI
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2011. ‘Navigating hybrid political orders – balancing peacebuilding in Chad’, Conflict Trends Issue 2011/3
  • 2011. Equity in investment – the challenge of making women’s voices heard:  Examples from agribusiness engagements in Timor-Leste, Justice for the Poor, World Bank (unpublished)
  • w/ J. Karlsrud. 2011. ‘The elusive concept of the protection of civilians – a case-study of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)’, Security in Practice 7, Oslo: NUPI
  • 2010. ‘A role for Civil Affairs in community conflict resolution? MINURCAT’s Intercommunity Dialogue Strategy in eastern Chad’, Humanitarian Exchange Magazine no. 48 London: ODI
  • 2009. ‘Protection and humanitarian space: a case study of MINURCAT’, Humanitarian Exchange Magazine no. 44 London: ODI

Affiliations

Associate Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs