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Viviana García Pinzón

Research Fellow

Doctoral Student

Short CV

  • Since 01/2018: Doctoral Student in Political Sciences at the University of Marburg and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

  • 2016 - 2017: Doctoral Student in Political Sciences at the Freie Universität in Berlin and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme, DAAD scholarship holder

  • 01/2013 - 05/2016: Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Business and International Relations School, La Salle University, Bogotá

  • 11/2012 - 2016: Research Associate at the Center for Research on Peace Dialogue, National University of Colombia

  • 2005 - 2016: Member of the Research Group on Security and Defence, Faculty of Law and Political and Social Sciences, the National University of Colombia

  • 2014 - 2015: Grant "Young researchers" Program, Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Colombia COLCIENCIAS. Project: "Security Sector Reform and peace building in Colombia"

  • 12/2013 - 05/2014: Consultant at the project "Mapping of relevant actors for post-conflict and identification of needs of national and international support," Embassy of Switzerland in Colombia and the National University of Colombia

  • 2012 - 2015: Researcher at the project "Governance, security and development at Chile’s North and South Extreme zones," National Academy of Political and Strategical Studies ANEPE and Fund for Science and Technology of the Republic of Chile FONDECYT

  • 2008 - 2012: Researcher of the Work Group "Security and Democracy in Latin America," Latin American Council of Social Sciences CLACSO

  • 2010 - 2011: Research Assistant at the Advanced Studies Institute IDEA, University of Santiago of Chile USACH


Current Research

  • Urban Violence and Non State Armed Actors in Latin America

  • Security and Defence in South America

  • Armed Conflict and Peace Process in Colombia

  • Illegal Markets and Violence in Latin America


Countries and Regions

  • Latin America


Research Programme

  • Peace and Security


Projects