Francesco Buscemi

Non-Resident Fellow

Francesco Buscemi is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). His research is situated at the intersections of peace and conflict studies, political geography, and critical security studies. His main interests include the socio-political dynamics of rebel movements, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control, disarmament, and armed violence. In particular, he concentrates on the social and spatial trans-formations of authority and political dis/order in Myanmar’s highly contested borderlands and frontiers through the prism of weapons, armed collectives, and the governing of the two.