Jacobo Grajales is a professor of Political Science at Lille University and a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. Jacobo holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and has worked for over a decade on the connection between war, peace and land struggles in the Global South. His current research programme focuses the impact of peacebuilding over the political economy of rural property. He conducts comparative fieldwork in Ivory Coast and Colombia.
Jacobo is the author of Agrarian Capitalism, War and Peace in Colombia: Beyond Dispossession (Routledge, 2021) and Governing in the Midst of Violence: Paramilitary Politics in Colombia (Gouverner dans la violence: le paramilitarisme en Colombie, Karthala, 2016). He is also the co-editor of the book The State, after all. Building Authority Amidst Violence (L’État malgré tout. Produire l’autorité dans la violence, Karthala, 2019). His full list of publications is available online: https://jacobo-grajales.net/publications/.