Natália Bueno


Natália Bueno is a postdoctoral researcher at "CROME - Crossed Memories, Politics of Silence: The Colonial-Liberation Wars in Postcolonial Times", coordinated by Miguel Cardina and funded by the European Research Council (ERC). She holds a PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the University of Coimbra (CES/FEUC), a Master's degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a Bachelor's in International Relations from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Her doctoral research contributes to the scholarship on post-conflict and peacebuilding by offering an operationalized conceptualization of reconciliation with indicators at the observable level. Natália applies this conceptualization to the case of Mozambique, challenging the conventional wisdom that the country was once reconciled. She is also a former visiting researcher at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, and at the Policy Analysis Center, Eduardo Mondlane University. Her research interests include colonial-liberation wars, memory studies, peacebuilding, reconciliation, and transitional justice.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Bueno, Natália (2019), "Reconciliation in Mozambique: was it ever achieved?", Conflict, Security & Development, 19, 5, 427-452

Book Chapter

Bueno, Natália (2017), Moçambique em Revisão: Uma Nova Perspectiva sobre o Papel da, in Maria Paula Araújo & António Costa Pinto (org.), Democratização, Memória e Justiça de Transição nos Países Lusófonos, 259-288

Article in Scientific journal

Bueno, Natália (2015), "Provincial Autonomy: the Territorial Dimension of Peace in Mozambique", GIGA Focus International Edition, 10, 1-8