Recent publications

Macaspac, N.V. (2021). The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights by William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman. Human Rights Review 22: 379–380.

Andreopoulos, G., N. Macaspac, E. Galkin, (2020). “Whole-of-Nation” Approach to Counterinsurgency and the Closing of Civic Space in the Philippines. Global Dynamics  Vol. 13, Issue 54

Macaspac, Nerve V. (2019) “Suspicion and Ethnographic Peace Research,” Engaging Ethnographic Peace Research, ed. Gearoid P. Millar. Oxford: Routledge.

Macaspac, Nerve V. (2018) “Insurgent Peace: Community-led peacebuilding among indigenous peoples in Sagada, Philippines.” Geopolitics. 

Macaspac, Nerve V. (2017) “Suspicion and Ethnographic Peace Research.” International Peacekeeping. 

Work cited in

Maria Ketzmerick (2021). Staat, Sicherheit und Gewalt in Kamerun: Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf den Dekolonisierungsprozess unter französischer UN-Treuhandverwaltung (State, security and violence in Cameroon Postcolonial perspectives on the decolonisation process under French UN trust administration). Postcolonial Studies Volume 36

John Joseph Endencio Sacramento (2021). Walking the Talk, from Online to Offline? Analyzing Predictors of Political Engagements in the Case of Cebu City, Philippines. Journal Aristo 9(2):305-334.

Hanno Brankamp (2021). Feeling the Refugee Camp: Affectual Research, Bodies, and Suspicion. Area. doi: 10.1111/area.12739

Krause Jana (2021) The ethics of ethnographic methods in conflict zones. Journal of Peace Research 58(3):329-341. doi:10.1177/0022343320971021

Nemanja Džuverović, (2021) “‘To Romanticise or Not to Romanticise the Local’: Local Agency and Peacebuilding in the Balkans.” Conflict, security & development 21.1 (2021): 21–41.

Nemanja Džuverović. (2021) Confessions of a Local Researcher. In: Mac Ginty R., Brett R., Vogel B. (eds) The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pages 353-363.

Balazs Aron Kovács. (2020) Peace Infrastructures. In: Richmond O., Visoka G. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Ellen Furnari & Rachel Julian. (2020) Researching with ‘Local’ Associates: Power, Trust and Data in an Interpretive Project on Communities’ Conflict Knowledge in Myanmar, Civil Wars

. (2020) Resilience is “always more” than our practices: Limits, critiques, and skepticism about international intervention. Contemporary Security Policy 41:2, pages 263-286.

. (2019) Special Section Introduction: “Peripheral Visions: Security By, and For, Whom?”. Geopolitics 24:4, pages 777-786.

Rachel Julian, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara & Robin Redhead (2019)From expert to experiential knowledge: exploring the inclusion of local experiences in understanding violence in conflict, Peacebuilding, 7:2, 210-225

. (2018) Tracing Toxic Legacies: GIS and the Dispersed Violence of Agent OrangeJournal of War & Culture Studies 11:1, pages 38-57.

Public-facing Reports

Andreopoulos, G., N. Macaspac, E. Galkin, (2020). The Closing of Civic Space in the Philippines. New York: Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Calatayud, A., R. Martinez, N. Macaspac, (2011) In Search of Justice: A Population-based Survey on the Participation of Cambodian-Americans in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Berkeley: UC Berkeley Human Rights Center.

Online articles

“It’s one of the worst crimes in the world” — wife of “disappeared” journalist.(co-authored), August 30, 2018.

The Continuing Fight to End Torture”.(co-authored), June 26, 2018.

“Torture is more fun in the Philippines.”Amnesty International USA, January 29, 2015.

“Three ways to help end torture in the Philippines.”(co-authored) Amnesty International USA, 2014.


Macaspac, Nerve V. 2019. “Night,” in Beyond Bloodlines: Queerness, Kin, Family, ed. Irwin Swirnoff and Marcela Pardo Ariza. San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Macaspac, Nerve V. 2009. “We Lost Everything in A Day,” Bulatlat.