SANDRA M. RIOS OYOLA, POST-DOC FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT
Sandra Milena Rios Oyola holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen, UK (2014); her PhD was funded by a competitive scholarship by the Leverhulme Programme “Compromise after Conflict”. Her book ‘Religion, Social Memory and Conflict. The Massacre of Bojayá in Colombia’ will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2015. She has also written on the influence of religion in transitional justice from below and on religious peacebuilding.
She received her MA in Religious Studies from Florida International University (USA) and her BA in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Sandra has participated in several international conferences and has taught on sociology, conflict and peace studies and qualitative research methods. Her research interests include transitional justice, social memory, social peace processes, democratization and the role of religion in transitional justice and peacebuilding. Her participation in the TJDI project includes a comparative study of the impacts of transitional justice in democratic institution-building in Hungary, Japan, East Germany and South Korea. More information about her publications can be found here.