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Mauricio Palma Gutierrez


PhD Candidate

Advice and feedback hours PO131 World Politics: By appointment


I joined PAIS in October 2019. Prior to that, I worked as a public policy adviser and researcher on security, human mobility and global institutions for over ten years, mostly in Colombia. I also taught various courses in International Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels during the same period, at the del Rosario University (Bogota). I completed an MSc in Global History at the London School of Economics, an MA in Global Studies at the University of Leipzig, and a BA in International Relations at the del Rosario University.


My current research focuses on contested practices and changing conceptions of sovereignty in South America and cross-border migration from Venezuela. My supervisors are Vicki Squire and Tom Long.

Recent Publications

Forthcoming “The Politics of Generosity. Colombian Official Discourse towards Migration from Venezuela, 2015-2018”


During the 2020/2021 academic year I am an associate tutor for PO131 World Politics