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Mauricio Palma-Gutiérrez

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Associate Tutor
Mauricio.Palma-Gutierrez.1@warwick.ac.uk

Office Hours 2023-2024:

Thursday 10:30 - 12:30

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Profile

I joined PAIS in October 2019 as a doctoral researcher. In November 2023, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation called "Performing survival: Venezuelans’ Migratory Journeys along the Andean Corridor". My supervisors were Vicki SquireLink opens in a new window and Tom LongLink opens in a new window.

I am currently an Associate Tutor in PAIS for PO107 - Introduction to Politics and PO379 - US Foreign Policy

Since September 2023, I have been one of the co-directors of the Latin America at Warwick Network (LAWN)Link opens in a new window 

Since 2022, I am one of the convenors of the Borders, Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Network (BREM)Link opens in a new window

In 2023 I was a student tutor for the Social Mobility Student Research HubLink opens in a new window at the University of Warwick and a research assistant for the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID)Link opens in a new window

During 2022, I was a research assistant for the Data and DisplacementLink opens in a new window project, co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and UKaid

Previously, 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 undergraduate and post-graduate levels during the same period, at the Del Rosario University (Bogotá). 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.


Research

I am interested in:

  • Human mobility across the Americas
  • Critical border and security studies
  • Global migration and displacement

Teaching at Warwick

During the 2023/24 academic year I am an associate tutor for PO107 - Introduction to Politics and PO379 - US Foreign Policy

During the 2022/2023 academic year I was an associate tutor for PO231 - International Security and PO397 - Latin America: Democratization and Development

During the 2021/2022 academic year I was an associate tutor for PO231 - International Security and PO102 - Political Research in the 21st Century

During the 2020/2021 academic year I was an associate tutor for PO107 World Politics.

Other teaching

During the first semester of 2024 I am a lecturer in International Migration at the Faculty of Politics and International Studies at the Del Rosario University (Bogotá, Colombia)


Articles

2024: “Migrants are citizens too!”: Everyday acts of citizenship and the lived experiences of Venezuelans across the Andes. Journal of Latino / Latin American Studies. https://doi.org/10.18085/1549-9502.2023.10.SI.001.002 

2023: "Autonomy and Struggle in Times of Viral Borders: Venezuelans Across the South American Andes During Covid-19" Geopolitics. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2023.2193693

2022: (with Tom Long) "Performativity and Colombian Foreign Policy: A 'Good Member' of the Liberal International Order?" Desafíos. https://doi.org/10.12804/revistas.urosario.edu.co/desafios/a.11844Link opens in a new window

2022: "Breaking the Encanto" (Review). Journal of Refugee Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feac027Link opens in a new window

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). https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-85852503880006108Link opens in a new window 

2021: “The Politics of Generosity. Colombian Official Discourse towards Migration from Venezuela, 2015-2018”. Colombia Internacional, 106. https://doi.org/10.7440/colombiaint106.2021.02Link opens in a new window

Book Chapters

2023: (with César Niño) "State Intelligence or Stash Intelligence? Tracing Terrorism Financing in Colombia after FARC-EP Demobilisation."In Romaniuk, S.N. et al. Countering Terrorist and Criminal Financing. Theory and Practice. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003092216-26Link opens in a new window


Other Publications

2017: (with Badrán, F.) Crimen transnacional organizado y utilitarismo sociológico: evidencia desde el tráfico de migrantes en Colombia. Oasis, 25. https://doi.org/10.18601/16577558.n25.0

2016: (Book chapter) Estados obstinados: ¿humanitarismo limitado? la migración por asilo como parte de las agendas de seguridad estatal y su choque con el régimen internacional de los derechos humanos. Full text: https://bit.ly/34mcnRY 

2015: ¿País de emigración, inmigración, tránsito y retorno? La formación de un sistema de migración colombiano. Oasis, 21. https://doi.org/10.18601/16577558.n21.02

2015: (Book chapter) Ascenso, proliferación, gestión y ¿control? Tráfico de migrantes a través de las fronteras de Colombia. Full text: https://bit.ly/3JGUQnH

2014: (Book chapter with Zarama, F.) ¿Por qué se reactivan los conflictos luego de alcanzar un acuerdo? Alertas de la experiencia internacional para Colombia. Full text: https://bit.ly/3EVRfP9 

2014: (Policy Paper) Tumaco: ¿Razones para la desesperanza? Full text: https://bit.ly/3HrNfHI


Other outreach activities

2023: Migration and Displacement in South America - Thinking Global Podcast: Full audio hereLink opens in a new window


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