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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 (UK) , an MA in Global Studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany), and a BA in International Relations at the del Rosario University.


My current research focuses on contested practices and changing conceptions of sovereignty in cross-border migration from Venezuela along the South American Andes after Covid-19. My supervisors are Vicki Squire and Tom Long.

Recent Publications

May 2021: "A Transitory Settlement on the way back to Venezuela: A tale of Vulnerability, Exception, and Migrant Resistance in times of Covid-19". REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, 29(61). 

April 2021: “The Politics of Generosity. Colombian Official Discourse towards Migration from Venezuela, 2015-2018”. Colombia Internacional, 106.


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