We are delighted to welcome five new PhD researchers to TJI!
Ana Martin Beringola
Ana Martin is a human rights lawyer. Her PhD research looks at how intersecting grounds of discrimination (a human rights-based approach) is key to building a gender analysis of sexual violence in international criminal law. The project considers structural discrimination critical to contextualizing and understanding the perpetration of sexual violence. And how this approach can shed light on multiple aspects of the crimes (including contextual and specific elements) and help to craft reparations that link the harms of victims to the structural inequalities behind the crimes.
Cristal Palacios Yumar
Cristal Palacios Yumar is a first year PhD student at the Transitional Justice Institute. Her research focuses on collective trauma and other psychosocial dimensions of the Venezuelan diaspora and its potential for agency in transitional justice processes in the country. Cristal is a psychologist by training and was a Chevening Scholar at Ulster University's MSc program in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies last year. Before joining TJI, she was also director of Psiquearte, a Caracas-based NGO providing creative arts based psychosocial support to communities affected by urban and political violence.