Theresa is pursuing a PhD in International Conflict Analysis at the School of Politics and International Relations. Her current research focuses on citizen participation in the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia’s most war-affected territories.
By identifying expectations and actual experiences of inclusion and exclusion, the project generates policy-making insights on how to practically implement and evaluate citizen participation in a way that is meaningful to diverse community actors.
Theresa holds an International Joint Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (M.A.) from the University of Kent and Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) and a degree in Latin American Studies (B.A.) from the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany). She previously worked with the German Development Bank in Mozambique, the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies (Hamburg), the German Federal Foreign Office, as well as several NGOs working on internal displacement, disarmament & civilian conflict resolution, environmental protection, and indigenous rights.
Theresa is supervised by Dr Edward Morgan-Jones, and Professor Neophytos Loizides.