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German Otalora Gallego

Doctoral Research Student

Doctoral Research Student in the School of Government and International Affairs 


Germán Otálora-Gallego is a PhD candidate at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, funded by a Durham Doctoral Studentship.

His research focuses on peace, conflict, and transitional justice processes, particularly on the intersections between informal initiatives with a gender approach and top-down transitional justice mechanisms in Colombia.

Germán previously worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia (2011--2018). He is an ad-hoc researcher for the Global Initiative Against International Organised Crime, and a member of Rodeemos el Diálogo (Embrace Dialogue).

Research interests

  • Colombia
  • Gender and Masculinities
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Transitional Justice