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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2023  PhD in Peace Studies and History, University of Notre Dame

Dissertation Title: Violentology: Expert knowledge and government peacebuilding in Colombia 1958-1990

 

2020    M.A. History, University of Notre Dame

 

2017    M.A. Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University     

            Thesis Title: State narratives of war and peace in Colombia (2002-2016).

 

2017    Graduate Certificate Women’s Studies , Colorado State University                                   

 

2010    B.A. Anthropology, National University of Colombia, Bogotá Colombia             

            Thesis Title: Memory in scene and the Movement of State Crimes’ Victims

Professional Appointments

2023-Present Technical Writer and Communications Specialist Jr., Venezuela Respuesta e

                         Integración (VRI), USAID Activity implemented by Chemonics International

2023-Present Lecture Professor, Department of Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,

                         Bogotá, Colombia

2011-2014      Professor, Center of Education for Development, University Minuto de Dios,                                              Zipaquirá, Colombia                         

Teaching and Research Experience

2019-2021     University of Notre Dame, Peace Accord Matrix (PAM) Project, Research Assistant

 

2018/2021     University of Notre Dame, Teaching Assistant

2015-2017     Colorado State University, Teaching Assistant

                                                                             

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

2022  Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,

           University of Notre Dame 

2022  Outstanding Graduate Student TA/Instructor Award, Kaneb Center, 

           University of Notre Dame

 

2017   Darby Fellowship, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,

           University of Notre Dame 

 

2016   Patsy Boyer Scholarship, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research,

            Colorado State University             

 

2015   Hiram and Trudi deFries Scholarship, Ethnic Studies Department, 

            Colorado State University          

Research Grants

2022  AGH Professionalization Grant, History Department, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2022  Graduate Research Grant, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2022  Summer Research Grant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2021  Summer Research Grant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2021  Graduate Research Grant, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2021  DGS Research Grant, History Department, University of Notre Dame

 

2020  Summer Research Grant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2019  Summer Research Grant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2019  Graduate Research Grant, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2018  Graduate Research Grant, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

 

2018  Summer Research Grant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 

          University of Notre Dame

Conference Panels and Presentations

2023                 “La Paz Frentenacionalista y los Estudios de la Violencia en Colombia durante los

                           Sesenta Globales”

                           Latin America and Caribbean Conference 2023 International Studies Association (ISA)

                           Bogotá, Colombia

2022                “Acuerdos Parciales de Paz en Colombia 1984-2012”

                          Diplomado “Implementación de Acuerdos de Paz y el Caso Colombiano” 

                          Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

2021                30 Years of the National Constitutional Assembly: The ideal amid the storm.                                               Bogotá, Colombia.

                        “La Asamblea Nacional Constituyente como Escenario de Construcción de Paz” ("The                               National Constitutional Assembly as Peacebuilding Scenario"                                       

                         Co-authored with Isabel Güiza Gómez.

2019                XIX Congress of Colombian History. Armenia, Colombia.

                        “La Paz como Democracia: Una historia intelectual” “(Peace as democracy: An                                           Intellectual History”)

 

2018                1st Summer Program on Teaching Peace, Business Ethics and Social Innovation

                        Panel: “Making a Compelling Case for Peace Studies (To Faculty, Deans, Students,                                     Donors, and the Media)”

 

2018                First Year Graduate Conference, Department of History, University of Notre Dame.

                        ““We do not want violence, we do not want force, we want power for the masses”:                                    Camilo Torres Restrepo and the Question of Violence in Colombia’s Sixties”

 

2016                Ethnic Studies Research Center Conference, Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado                              State University.

                       “Duty to forgive, permission to forget: State narratives on victimhood in Colombia”

Professional Affilliations

Research Center Pluralizar la Paz

Kellogg Institute of International Studies

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