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Public Engagement

I am committed to contributing to the growth of a strong and inclusive community of scholars in migration and development, creating spaces for dialogue and decentralised knowledge production. To this end, I have taken the lead co-organising seminars, talks, conferences and workshops in different countries and in partnership with colleagues, civil society and professional societies (such as IASFM, SLAS, PILAS, DARG of the RGS-IBG and BSA-MRG among others). 


Below are some of the events I have organised.

Co-organiser Migration Film Series, Centre for the Study of Migration, Queen Mary University of London. February – June 2019. London, UK.


Co-organiser Workshop ‘Displacement and Refugee Protection in Latin America’, Queen Mary University of London. 6 June 2019. London, UK.


Co-organiser Film series ‘Stories of Migration and Belonging’ in partnership with the Showroom Cinema, for the Migration Matters Festival. 19-23 June 2018. Sheffield, UK.


Co-organiser Workshop ‘Understanding the ethics of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities’. 15 June 2018. Funded by UREC.


Co-organiser Workshop and Film Screening – Migration, Belonging and Identity: Women Making Films across the Black Atlantic. 10 May 2018.


Co-organiser MIGPROSP Conference ‘The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance’, 25-26 May 2017. European University Institute, Florence, Italy.


Co-organiser Migration Research Group Postgraduate Annual Conferences (2015-2017)

Co-organiser BSA-MRG Conference ‘Belonging in a post-Brexit-vote Britain: researching race, ethnicity and migration in a changing landscape’, Tuesday 9th May 2017, University of Sheffield.

Co-organiser PILAS Conference 2014 “Where is Latin America heading? Novel Perspectives on the Region”, University of Sheffield, 12–13 June 2014. 


Co-organiser DARG Annual Postgraduate Workshop RGS-IBG ‘Careers in the Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) Sector’, 9th May 2014

Consultancy and Professional Service

  • Associate Editor Migration Studies.

  • Member International Advisory Board Forced Migration Review.

  • I have reviewed papers for Political GeographyReview of International Studies; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Social Inclusion; Forced Migration Review; Cogent Social Sciences; Revista Migraciones; Antípoda; Revista Internacional de Cooperación y Desarrollo; Social Inclusion and International Development Planning Review.

  • Book Proposal Evaluator: Macmillan International Higher Education (2018); Polity Books (2019); Routledge (2020); Bristol University Press (2021). 

  • ESPMI Network Methodology Cluster Co-Lead. Co-editor Discussion Series Decolonizing Forced Migration Research.

  • 2021 - Expert submission on international protection for Venezuelan displaced population in Chile. Requested by the Country of Origin Information Department of the Dutch Council for Refugees.

  • 2017 - Grant reviewer of The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) Technische Universität Berlin.

  • 2015 - 2018 Steering Committee Member Migration Research group at Sheffield (Sheffield MRG).

  • 2017 - Chile country expert for the Migration and the Law Project, World Bank Group.

  • 2018 - Expert submission on Palestinian community in Chile. Requested by the Research Directorate, Tribunal Services Branch. Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada.

  • External Examiner: 2018, MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN); 2017, Reviewer PhD Confirmation Review Hispanic Department, University of Sheffield.

  • 2017 Participated as Chile country expert for the Migration and the Law Project, World Bank Group.

  • 2017 Member Scientific Committee VII Seminário Nacional and II Conferência Latino-Americana da Cátedra Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Universidade Católica de Santos Brazil and UNHCR Brazil.

  • 2013-2014 Student Representative of the Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) - Research/study groups in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

  • 2013-2014 Committee member Postgraduate in Latin American Studies (PILAS)

  • I am member of IAFSM, SLAS, LASA and RGS-IBG

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