Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén attended law school at the Universidad Católica of Peru and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. She teaches courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Research Methods at Santa Clara University. She specializes in transitional justice, participatory politics, and social mobilization in Latin America. Her research examines how victim participation affects the subnational implementation and effectiveness of reparations within indigenous communities in Peru. She is also engaged in various participatory research efforts working with communities affected by conflict in Colombia.