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Research interests

Currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Policy Research, I am interested in the fields of women's studies, feminist theory, and social movements. During my PhD, I conducted a research project aimed at highlighting the community impacts of grassroots movements in the periphery and centre of Mexico City in their struggle against state and social violence. I also hold a Research Masters in International Development from the university of Bath and a Bachelor of science Degree in Sociology from Bath Spa University. I am fluent in English and Spanish which has enabled me to conduct primary research in Europe and South America in a number of projects and roles.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Development, Master of Research, The impact of a Gender Quota Government on Gender-Sensitive policy development: A Mexico Case Study, University of Bath

1 Sept 20161 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Jun 2017

Sociology , Bachelor of Science, An Assessment of Workers' Motivations in Call Centres , Bath Spa University

1 Sept 20121 Jun 2015

Award Date: 1 Sept 2015


  • HM Sociology
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • Social Movements
  • Latin America
  • Social change
  • Co-construction
  • Participatory Action Research
  • feminism
  • decoloniality
  • Mexico
  • Policy Change
  • Gender
  • critical theory
  • intersectionality


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