Investigadores Líneas de paz

Line 1) Conceptual study of peace and violence relationality

Vittoria Borsò

Professor Emerita of Italian, French and Spanish Philology at Universität Düsseldorf. She conducts research on biopolitics, life poetics and ecological practices in Latin American cultures and literatures. Her research project in CALAS is entitled “The De/Institution of Peace and the Power of the Living: The Indetermination Zone as Relationality of Peace and Violence”.

Sebastián Martínez Fernández

He holds a five-year university degree in Philosophy awarded by Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and a master's degree in Interamerican Studies awarded by Universität Bielefeld. His research project is entitled “Civilization and Barbarism as Repetition: Reception of Fascism and National Socialism in Argentina and Chile as a Crisis of the Republican Project of the 19th Century and its Intellectual, Political and Aesthetic Drifts during the 30s and 40s”.

Line 2) Study of paradigmatic discourses and visions of peace, violence and war, as well as their cultural and artistic expressions

Ileana Rodríguez
Héctor M. Leyva

Professor at the School of Literature and Spanish Language of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. His work aims at articulating cultural and literary criticism with the search of responses to extreme violence situations in Central America. His research project in CALAS is entitled “Fractured Voices: Testimonies of Violence in the North Triangle of Central America”.

Juan Pablo Gómez

Researcher and professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Social Sciences of the Universidad Centroamericana. He conducts research on memory construction processes regarding the recent past of Nicaragua and Central America. His research project in CALAS is entitled “Uses of Recent Past and Memory in the Transition to Peace in Nicaragua: Politics, Stakeholders, Discourses, Devices”.

Jaime Ginzburg

Professor of Brazilian Literature at Universidade de São Paulo and researcher of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico. He conducts research on the relationship between culture and violence, emphasizing productions related to authoritative regimes in Brazil. His research project in CALAS is entitled “Violence Representations in the Cinema of Brazil and Mexico”.

Ronja Hollstein

She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Philology and History, both awarded by Leibniz Universität Hannover. She has completed several long-term academic stays in Latin America (Puebla, Mexico, and Talca, Chile). Her doctoral project in CALAS is entitled “Words of Peace and Violence. FARC Discourse on Peace Processes in El Caguán (1998-2002) and Havana (2012-2016)”.

Mariana di Stefano

Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Universidad Nacional de las Artes and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. She specializes in the study of written culture, from the perspective of glotopolitics and discourse analysis. Her research project in CALAS is entitled “Meanings of Violence and Peace in the Trials of the Juntas (Argentina, 1985)”..

José Vicente Tavares dos Santos

Line 3) Study of peace strategies, initiatives and processes

Natalia Quiceno
Rafael Cantizani Maíllo

History scholar. He was awarded his PhD in Alternative Conflict Resolution Methods by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, with his dissertation entitled “Restorative Justice Elements in Resilience of Relatives of People Deprived of Liberty in Penitentiary Facilities of Topo Chico (Mexico) and Santiago de Veraguas (Panama)”, framed by his work in the Laboratory “Visions of Peace”. His postdoctoral project in CALAS is entitled “Restorative Justice and Family Resilience in Women in the Penitentiary Context of Mexico”.

Gizeh Beltrán del Río

She holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences for the Formulation of Public Policies, awarded by the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. She is a doctoral student in Social Sciences at Universidad de Guadalajara, conducting her research “Social Capital in Extreme Violence Contexts. An Analysis through Forms of Citizen Response”.

Lilian Paola Ovalle

Professor and researcher in the Psychology course of studies of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. She specializes in the analysis of the social damage caused by antidrug policies. Her research project in CALAS is entitled “Premature Memory. Remembering and Reparation in Social Violence Contexts”.

Timo Schaefer

History scholar specialized in Latin American history at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He conducts research on politics, legal culture and social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries in Mexico. His research project on CALAS is entitled “Violent Democracy: Raúl Gatica and Mexican Politics. 1963-2006”.

Line 4) Study of transitional processes threatening peace, including the media and the tools for maintaining and strengthening it

Daniela Celleri

Associate Researcher at the Department of Sociology of the Leibniz University in Hanover and Professor-Researcher at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales in Ecuador. She is currently researching the situation and contribution of immigrants in Ecuador, based on the collection of quantitative and qualitative data on discrimination and access to rights, with the purpose of establishing a scientific basis for the elaboration of Inclusion Policies.

Jan Stehle
Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Professor of the History Department of Carleton University, Canada. Her work focuses on gender, violence, space, the body and emotions in Nueva España and Mexico in the 19th century. Her research project in CALAS is entitled “Gender and Violence Cycles: Conflict Moments in Latin America as Gender Identity Generators”.

Irene Agudelo Builes

She holds a master’s degree in Cultural Studies awarded by the Universidad Centroamericana de Nicaragua, and a master’s degree in Social Sciences awarded by FLACSO-Mexico. Her research project is entitled “Masculinities and Armed Conflicts. A Study on Violence from a Gender and Memory Perspective”.