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Biography

PhD. Researcher in International Law

Project: The Impact of the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Territorial Rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Communities.

My research explores human rights issues in their historical, economic, social and political context. I am interested in international legal theory, postcolonial theory and epistemologies from the South, in political movements and in conflicts related to social justice, land, natural resources and indigenous peoples rights in Latin America.

Before turning to Academia I lived and worked in three countries in Latin America: Bolivia, Nicaragua and Cuba. In Bolivia I assisted the Danish Development Cooperation DANIDA with the preparation of a development program to improve access to justice. In Nicaragua I managed smaller projects with Nicaraguan civil society organisations in social development and in Cuba I worked mainly with human rights and political analysis.