Veronica Diaz-Cerda

Teaching Associate, Aston University

I am a teaching associate at Aston Business School. My main areas of research and teaching are international human rights norms and domestic compliance, transitional justice and transnational advocacy networks, with a particular focus in Latin America.

I have a PhD in International Relations (Summa Cum Laude) from Autonomous University of Barcelona, an MA in International Relations from the University of Essex, UK and a BSc in Journalism and Social Communication from Diego Portales University, in Chile. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My PhD thesis focused on the impact of the Pinochet arrest in London on torture victims in Chile.

I have worked as a researcher for the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in Nicosia, Cyprus and as a journalist in two Chilean daily newspapers: Las Ultimas Noticias (El Mercurio S.A) and La Tercera.


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow, Aston University


  • 2010 
    Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. , PhD in International Relations (Summa Cum Laude)