Photo Alice Baroni


Postdoctoral Researcher
Spoken languages
English, French, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • Political violence
  • Coloniality/decoloniality
  • Solidarity
  • Social movements
  • Politics of culture and identity
  • Armed conflicts, violence
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East

PhD Thesis


Title: Imperfect Struggles: Jewish-Israeli Activists for Palestinian Rights and the Paradox of Solidarity from a Position of Privilege

PhD Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Keith Krause and Jonathan Luke Austin




Alice Baroni holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in International Relations/Political Science from the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her research focuses on political violence, particularly in its micro-level manifestations, and on the construction of alternatives to it from the bottom up. In her doctoral dissertation, Alice investigated the challenges of decolonial solidarity carried out from within the colonizers’ collective in the context of Israel-Palestine. Her work is informed by critical, postcolonial, and feminist approaches to power and subjectivity, and is based on participatory and reflexive ethnographic methods.

Prior to joining the Swiss Alliance for PeaceTech (SAPT) as a Postdoctoral Researcher, Alice has collaborated to two long-term policy-oriented research projects investigating the role of technologies in political violence, development, and peacebuilding (The Violence Prevention Initiative – VIPRE, The Digital Health and Rights Project – DHRP).