Priscyll Anctil Avoine

Priscyll Anctil Avoine

Ph.D Candidate
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Priscyll Anctil Avoine is a PhD student at Université du Québec à Montréal in Political Science and Feminist Studies for which she was awarded the Vanier Banting Scholarship. She received her Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from Universitat Jaume I in Spain, for which she was awarded the FRQSC scholarship for her research on female suicide bombers from a gender perspective. She has previously worked as a research assistant at Laval University (Canada) and Bradford University (United Kingdom). She also worked as a professor and researcher at Universidad Santo Tomás and Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia). She has done field work in different conflict zones in Colombia, above all regarding the effects of weapon contamination on civil victims. Her research interests involve demobilized women, peacebuilding and decolonial theory. She is actively involved in the local NGO Corporación Descontamina, working on nonviolent action, gender approach and peacebuilding. Currently, she is conducting research on women in the process of reintegration into civil society in the context of the Colombian armed conflict.