Rakel Oion-Encina

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Consortium Fellow 2017–2018
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Rakel Oion-Encina serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of the Basque Country, and as a professor in the Master’s in International Cooperation and Emancipatory Education program in the Institute Hegoa at the University of the Basque Country.  Before this, she spent her professional career working for several non-governmental organizations related to international cooperation.  She has lived and worked in several countries with armed conflicts including Nicaragua (1990), Guatemala (1991-92), Colombia (1999 and 2015), and the Saharan Refugees Camps in Tindouf (Algeria) (2001).

Oion-Encina is currently a PhD candidate in the Development Studies program at the Hegoa Institute located at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. During her Consortium Fellowship she will be working on her forthcoming thesis, entitled, “The Impact of Equality Policies in Colombia on the Situation of Women in Armed Conflict and Their Participation in Peace Building.”

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