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Margarita is a joint-International Relations PhD student with King's and the University of São Paulo (USP). She holds a BA in Government and International Relations (Externado University of Colombia). In 2014, she concluded her MA in Latin American Integration (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Margarita is a researcher at the International Relations Research Center (NUPRI/USP) and the Brazil Institute at King’s College London. She is part of the team that coordinates the Observatory of Prevention and Resolution of Conflict in Latin America, which is part of the Center for Studies in Conflict and Peace at USP. She is part of the Research Network on Peace, Conflicts and Critical Security Studies in Brazil.


Thesis title: 'The role of political decision-making processes and international cooperation in promoting peace and resolving armed conflict in Colombia'

Margarita's research focuses on analyzing strategies for the resolution of the Colombian conflict and specifically the political decision-making process of the attempt at peace between 2012 and 2016, which resulted in international cooperation for peace.

Her main research interests are very diversified and extend in the fields of International Affairs and Development, Conflict Resolution, International Cooperation, and Security Studies.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Margarita's research profile