Associate professor of Demography / Researcher at the Centre for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. 

I am a founding member of the Research Group “Comparative Analysis on International Migration and Displacement in the Americas” [CAMINAR], a member of the Study Group on Population, Economy and the Environment [EPOPEA/UFMG] and of the Observatory of International Migration of the State of Minas Gerais [OBMinas]. I previously worked as a professor in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmess at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University (UK).

I am a Research Fellow from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (PQ2/CNPq).

Above all, I am Gabo’s mother (a 9 year-old Colombian-Brazilian/Mineiro-Cearense) #maternidadenolattes

PhD, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK
Master’s of Economics, North Carolina State University, USA
BA in Economics, EAFIT University, Colombia  

Research themes: International Migration, Forced Displacement and Refuge, Migration Policies, Remittances, Migration-Development and Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Latin America.

Courses: Contemporary International Migration: Theory and Practice, Topics in International Studies: Population Mobility in Latin America in Historical Perspective, Spatial Mobility of the Population in the Context of International Relations, International Relations and the Environment.

Languages: Fluent in English and Portuguese and native Spanish speaker.

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