Feminist peace research contributes to the thinking of the possibilities of peace, conflict and politics. TAPRI research in this area employs multiple methods and encourages conversations across academic disciplines in search for peace in different spheres of conflict and violence. Feminist Peace and Conflict Research integrates various feminist achievements to the study of the causes of war, peaceful conflict transformation and conflict resolution. Through empirical analyses of global inequality the focus is on the intersections of structural violence, accounting for hierarchies and violences produced by gender, race, nationality, class, caste and sexuality. Methodologically, it recognizes and respects the power relations and responsibility involved in all practices of research.
Everyday Peace: Peace has been approached in research mainly in abstract, theoretical and philosophical terms. In Philosophy, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Research peace has been seldom contextualized, namely socially and politically situated. Rather, it has been abstracted from its everydayness, and therefore from its visibility too. TAPRI research turns its focus to the dynamics of community relations and community ethos. The research aims to develop a theoretical understanding of peace with emphasis on everydayness, corporeality, relationality and vulnerability.
Global mobility is a fundamental feature of human life and closely connected to issues of social justice. This thematic area brings together different methodological approaches and examines topics such as the governance of mobilities globally, nationally and locally; intersectional perspectives analyzing, for example, gender, race/ethnicity and migration status in the configuration of global mobility; practices of solidarity and community formation; the role of diasporas; and critical border studies.