Senior Teaching Fellow in Development Studies, SOAS, University of London

Carlos is a Development Studies researcher with more than a decade’s experience working on the politics of sustainable human development in Latin America, especially on those related to water governance in Central America. Before joining SOAS, University of London, Carlos worked at the University of Portsmouth as Research Associate in Development Studies. He currently works as part-time online Tutor Human-Development for the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Argentina). Dr. Zepeda collaborates lecturing for Development Economics, Economics & Politics of Development and Global Environmental Issues and Concerns. Carlos Zepeda’s research interests focus on how social power shapes poor and vulnerable people’s sustainable development. His PhD in Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick explored the ‘Water Politics in El Salvador’ (2015) and drew on his experience working as Central America’s Political Advocacy Officer for OXFAM (2007-2010) leading campaigns on Social Justice and the Human Right to Water. Carlos holds an MA in Politics of Alternative Development at ISS, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2005-2006). In parallel to his doctoral research on the politics of water governance, Carlos has supported Global Governance and Democracy projects at the University of Warwick (2010-2015). Carlos holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Development from Valencia University, Spain (2004 -2005) and a BA in Economics from the University of Central America where he has also worked as a Researcher and Lecturer in Development Economics (2001-2004).


  • –present
    Research Associate in Development Studies, University of Portsmouth


  • 2015 
    University of Warwick, Politics and International Studies