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Veronica Diaz-Cerda

Research fellow, University of Warwick

I am a research fellow at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick. I am currently working on the project "Voices of Humanitarianism: British Responses to Refugees from Chile", funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and led by Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.

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 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, an MA in International Relations from the University of Essex, UK and a BA in Journalism and Social Communication from Universidad Diego Portales, 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 Últimas Noticias (El Mercurio S.A) and La Tercera (COPESA).


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow, Aston University


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