Professor Profile


Professional Profile

Professor in the Academic Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad del Pacífico and researcher at CIUP. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE (England); an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies by the University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States); and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Universitat zu Koln (Germany).

She has been a Fellow of the Fulbright program, the Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the DAAD. She has taught political science courses both at universities in Peru and abroad. She has done research on immigration and refugee policies in Latin America and South-South immigration from countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Her doctoral dissertation shows that the liberalization of migration policies in Latin America originates from the rejection of restrictive immigration policies in North America and Europe.

She has provided advice to various international institutions and organizations such as the Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) in Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and South Africa. She is an affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London and founding member of the International Collective of Young Researchers on Migration (CIJIM). She is also member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Specialization Areas

Migration and refugee policies and laws in Latin American countries (especially Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru); International agreements on migration and refuge; south-south migratory flows; ideological strategies in Latin America (the intersection of populism and liberalism); comparative politics.