I am a PhD Candidate in political science and graduate student research assistant at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests include political violence, peace building, conflict resolution, and transitional justice. My current research projects deal with the relationship between political violence and informal peace negotiations in Colombia, along with the ongoing process of implementing conflict resolution and transitional justice mechanisms.
Conflict Processes & War
Gender and Politics
Latin American And Caribbean Politics
Civil Conflict Negotiations
Just over two years ago, the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a celebrated peace agreement, ending 50 years of bloody armed conflict. And yet 439 human rights workers have been killed in that country since then — by reemerging right-wing militias and left-wing guerrillas that fought during the civil war. What is behind these alarming developments?