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Research interests

I am currently a Ph.D researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS-Erasmus University Rotterdam) working on the contributions of feminism(s) to humanitarian governance, with an emphasis on the potential of collective action and humanitarian advocacy. In this research, Colombia is my case study, due to the rich tradition of social mobilization, activism and advocacy and where humanitarian crises, armed conflict and peacebuilding initiatives converge. My aim is to further understand how humanitarian action can be done differently by incorporating feminist approaches, whereby aspects like power, politics, ethics, and the role of crisis affected populations are interrogated.

My professional background is in International Relations with a multidisciplinary approach. Hence, I have developed my experience in the fields of Political Analysis, Conflict and Human rights with a focus on Latin America.

Over ten-years of combined professional experience in the public and non-profit sectors, both in my country of origin, Ecuador, and my second home, Colombia has provided me with a set of skills and practical knowledge, which is a key asset to develop my research.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Master of Arts in Development Studies, major in Social Justice Perspectives, International Institute of Social Studies

Award Date: 10 Dec 2014

Master, Master’s Degree in International Relations, major in Negotiation and International Cooperation, FLACSO Ecuador

Award Date: 7 Feb 2014

Bachelor, Multilingual Bachelor Degree in International Affairs, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Award Date: 27 May 2010


  • JZ International relations
  • Humanitarian aid
  • governance
  • feminism


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