Oliver is an expert in armed conflict and peacemaking in Colombia. Latin American political change. U.S. and Venezuelan relations. Counterinsurgency in Central and Latin America. Insurgent group's FARC and ELN.
Oliver is an ESRC sponsored PhD candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations where he is the seminar convenor for the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) and a member of the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST).
Oliver was awarded the 2019 MA dissertation prize for the highest graded dissertation by the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST). In that MA dissertation, Oliver analysed Colombia’s armed conflict and 2016 peace agreement, while seeking to connect (counter)insurgency theory and practice with political economic developments. Oliver has also conducted significant ethnographic research in key areas of Colombia’s armed conflict.
Previous media experience includes the Morning Star newspaper and Hampton Institute.
Interested in external consultancy and research collaboration opportunities
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