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Dr Johanna Amaya-Panche

Senior GTA


I am a PhD in government from the University of Essex. My doctoral research focused on the dynamics of foreign aid related to results in reconciliation processes at the sub-national level, using qualitative and quantitative methods.

I have taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at King’s College, University College of London and the University of Essex in Politics, international relations, methodology and research and conflict. I have extensive teaching experience across different disciplines and levels, including core modules, certified last year by the UK Higher Education Academy through its Associate Fellowship.

While my teaching experience began in international relations and Latin American studies in Colombia, in the last seven years, I have focused primarily on teaching political science, international relations and research at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK and Colombia.

I have also been a guest lecturer on conflict-related violence, international relations and democracy, particularly in Latin America, which substantively relate to my research in Maastricht, Javeriana University and civil society organisations events. 


  • International relations
  • Peacebuilding
  • Collective action
  • Latin America


  • Fundamentals of Politics Research
  • Research Methods



Amaya-Panche, J., & Idrobo, J. (2018). Reconciliaciones y resistencias: Modelos mentales y aprendizajes colectivos en la construcción de paz territorial en Colombia. (1st ed.; J. Velasco, Jhon; Amaya Panche, ed.). Retrieved from

Papers in Academic Journals and Book Chapters

Amaya-Panche, J., (2020). Can Foreign aid foster reconciliation? Evidence from Colombia.

Oidor, C. A., Mendoza, C. U., Amaya-Panche, J., Velazco, A. I., Sáez, F. A., & Velásquez, D. A. B. (2019). Reconciliation and the territorial peacebuilding in Colombia: The case of the Nasa community. Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, (121), 91–112. Scopus.

Pino, J. F., Amaya-Panche, J., & Diaz Aguirre, C. F. (2017). La teoría y la realidad del discurso de protección ambiental y las políticas extractivas en Bolivia. International Journal of Cooperation Development, 4(1), 137–155.

Amaya-Panche, J., Gomis-Balestreri, M., & Cepeda, J. (2017). Debilidad institucional y violencia en el Triángulo del Norte: hacia una gobernanza interna crítica con apoyo internacional. Book Chapter, 1.

Gomis-Balestreri, M., & Amaya-Panche, J. (2017). El síndrome del tirano silencioso: del Estado fantasma al autoritarismo extractivista local. Estudio de caso: el Meta, Puerto Gaitan. In Estados autoritarios latinoamericanos (Ayer, hoy y proyecciones) (Vol. 1). Retrieved from

Amaya-Panche, J., & Langer, J. (2015). Truth Commissions as Learning Institutions to Deal with the Past: The Case of Kenya. In Economia & Sociedad. Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar (Vol. 9).

Amaya-Panche, J., & Pino, J. F. (2015). Modelo de desarrollo y élites económicas en Bolivia: análisis de la concepción de desarrollo ancestral del presidente Evo Morales. Hallazgos, 12(24).

Amaya-Panche, J. (2012). Violencia y no-violencia: la experiencia de paz de la atcc. Revista Criterios, 5(1), 185–220. Retrieved from

Amaya-Panche, J. (2008). La relación entre guerra y política en Colombia: de La Violencia a las violencias. Economia & Desarrollo, 13–35.

Policy brief

Amaya-Panche, J. (2021). Implementing the Peace Agreement in Colombia. Challenges for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation. European Union. Institute for Security Studies. Publication date: May 2021.