Ximena Zapata M.

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2015: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, DAAD scholarship holder

    • 2013 - 05/2015: Analyst of International Cooperation at the Secretaría Técnica de Cooperación Internacional (SETECI, Ecuador) and the Consorcio de Gobiernos Autónomos Provinciales del Ecuador (CONGOPE)

    • 2013: Consultant for the Project "Dynamics of Political and Economic Cooperation in Iberoamerica", Research Centre for International Cooperation and Development, Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) Buenos Aires, Argentin

    • 2011 - 2013: Research Assistant and scholarship holder, FLACSO-Ecuador

    • Education: M.Sc. International Relations, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO-Ecuador; Bachelor in Modern Languages and International Affairs, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

    Current Research

    • Ecuadorian Foreign Policy

    • Emerging Powers: China and Brazil

    • International Cooperation

    • South-South Cooperation, Integration and Regionalism in Latin America

    Countries and Regions

    • Ecuador


    Dissertation

    • Foreign Policy Strategies of Andean Countries Compared: Standing towards Emerging Powers

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 2/2021

    Elections in Ecuador: An Emerging Alternative beyond the Left–Right Antagonism

    On 11 April 2021 Ecuador’s presidential run-off election will take place. The run-off represents the choice between two opposing models of development. Arauz seeks to advance ex-president Rafael Correa’s anti-neoliberal “Citizen Revolution,” while Lasso promotes the old neoliberal agenda.

    Dr. Sandra Zapata

    Santiago M. Zarria

    Red China y América Latina: Enfoques Multidisciplinarios (REDCAEM) | 07/2018

    Las relaciones sino-ecuatorianas en la época de la “revolución ciudadana”

    Diana Castro

    Daniele Benzi

    International Political Economy Series | 2017

    Good-Bye Che? Scope, Identity, and Change in Cuba’s South–South Cooperation

    Benzi Daniele

    Ximena Zapata M.

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 25/04/2018

    Ecuador y China: Relaciones Comerciales, Inversiones Extractivistas y Desarrollo

    Workshop 25/04/2018

    Ximena Zapata M.

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 07/09/2017

    The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA): A Network for the Regional Projection of Authoritarianism?

    Conference 07/09/2017

    Ximena Zapata M.

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 17/07/2017

    Latin American Theoretical Contributions to International Relation

    Conference 17/07/2017

    Ximena Zapata M.

    Doctoral Researcher

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