Marcia Vera Espinoza is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the MIGPROSP project. She joined the Department of Politics in December 2015, after she finished her PhD research in the Geography Department at the University of Sheffield, exploring the experiences of resettlement of Palestinian and Colombian refugees in Chile and Brazil, and analysing the extent and ways in which the resettlement programme is implemented and experienced in South America. Marcia has degrees in Human Geography, International Studies, Social Communication and Journalism.
Dr Vera Espinoza leads the MA module Politics of Global Migration at the Politics Department and also teaches in the undergraduate module The Politics of Asylum. Marcia has been writing and researching about refugees since 2004 as part of her work as journalist and then in her academic career. Marcia co-administrates the Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research at Sheffield network and she has organised various conferences and workshops around topics related to migration, development and Latin America.
In 2014 Marcia was awarded one of eight SIID-ESRC fellowships to be part of the project Latin American Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that aimed to identify the main priorities, barriers and opportunities that the SDGs agenda represented for the region. Previously, she was research assistant in the ID100 project, a participatory exercise that contributed to the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda through the identification of 100 key questions in international development.
Academic Profile: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/politics/people/academic/marcia-vera-espinoza