(Gabriela) GV Villacis Izquierdo

(Gabriela) GV Villacis Izquierdo
PhD candidate International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
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I am currently a Ph.D researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS-Erasmus University Rotterdam) working on the study of the different patterns and actors involved in the humanitarian governance arena, with emphasis on crisis-affected populations in Colombia by adopting a research approach ‘from below’. A particular interest of my research is to contribute with a much needed gender perspective to the field of humanitarian studies. 

My professional background is in International Relations with a multidisciplinary approach. Hence, I have developed my experience in the fields of Political Analysis, Conflict and Human rights with a focus on Latin America.

A combined ten-years experience in the public and non-profit sectors, both in my country of origin, Ecuador, and my second home, Colombia has provided me with a set of skills and practical knowledge, which is a key asset to develop my future research.


  • Gabriela Villacis Izquierdo, Delu Lusambya Mwenebyake, Tewodros Bayu, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Thea Hilhorst (2021) - Round Table: Towards equitable research collaborations

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