PhD in Peace, Conflict and Democracy, Universitat Jaume I, Castello (Spain). 2006. Dissertation: "(In)security in Colombia: a critique of political identities", directed by Vicent Martínez Guzmán and Sonia Paris Albert. European supervisors: Wolfgang Dietrich (Austria), Maria Stern (Sweden) and Peter Waldmann (Germany).

Master of Arts in Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Austria). 2004. MA Thesis: "Freedom vs. Security in Colombia", directed by Wolfgang Dietrich. Second adviser: Peter Waldmann.

Ibero-American Online Education CourseUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid (Spain). 2006.

Diploma course in Peace to Action, Escuela Superior de Administración Pública (ESAP), Bogotá (Colombia). 2016

BA in Government and International Relations, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá (Colombia). 2001.

High SchoolGerman School, Medellin (Colombia). 1995.

Professional affiliations

Past Professional Affiliations

Editorial Boards

Peer Reviewer

  • Security Dialogue (Sage Journals)
  • Estudios Políticos (Universidad de Antioquia)
  • International Political Sociology (John Wiley & Sons)
  • International Studies Perspectives (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics series (Taylor and Francis)

Research interests

  • Reconciliation, Peacebuilding and Post-agreement reconstruction
  • Truth Commissions and the (re)Construction of Political Memory
  • Arts-Based Methods of Healing and Conflict Transformation
  • Subjectivity, Migration and (In)Security
  • Elicitive Mapping of Conflict Transformation
  • Gender and Cultures of Peace


Spanish: mother tongue

English and German: working languages

Awards and Scholarships

"Best Practice" / "very good" score. PESTUGE Project "Creation of the Graduate Curricula of Peace Studies in Georgia". Erasmus+ Higher Education Grant 2019.

BritInn Fellow. Faculty of Education. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, Spring 2018

European Doctorate summa cum laude, Universitat Jaume I. Castellón, June 2006

Scholarship of the Province of Tyrol. MA Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, University of Innsbruck. Innbruck, Summer 2002

Scholarship MAE - AECI (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Spanish Agency of International Cooperation). Peace and Development Studies, Universitat Jaume I. Castellón, January - June 2002

Award to the Best Petitioner's memorial. Moot Court Competition, Washington College of Law, Organization of American States (OAS). Washington, May 1999

Scholarship Best Academic Performance. Faculty of Government and International Relations, Universidad Externado de Colombia. Bogotá, II 1997, I 1999