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Research Assistant, Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study

I am working as a research assistant on a project at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, exploring legal and legal-like actions in response to resource extractive projects in Central America and Mexico. I received my PhD from Sheffield University in 2019 from the Department of Hispanic studies of the School of Languages and Culture and the Department of Sociological Studies. My PhD thesis examined the role of human rights and social media practices in recent social movements in Mexico.

Before studying for the PhD, I worked for 18 years in the Americas research program of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. Between 2002 and 2014 I was responsible for carrying our Amnesty's field research and advocacy on a wide range of human rights concern in Mexico. I researched and wrote many of the organisation's public reports on Mexico. I gained a BA honours in Spanish and Latin American studies and Philosophy in 1995.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield