Former Visiting Fellow
Manuel Góngora joined in July 2011 for a two month fellowship at UNRISD to work with Research Coordinator Katja Hujo. He was investigating a variety of conceptions of social policies for ethnic/racial groups in the Latin American context and examining alternative social policies to deal with ethnic and racial inequalities within the region.
He is a member of desiguALdades.net, an international research network working against social inequalities in Latin America. With this research network he conducted post-doctoral research at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
Manuel is a lawyer and has a masters in Economic Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. He also has a masters in International Economic and Development Policy from the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He wrote his PhD thesis in Public Law at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. He has also written on education, ethno-education, social security, migration and development from a human rights-based approach.
Manuel's research interests lie in the links between transnational/international law and social inequalities both on a global scale and with a focus on Latin America. His topics of interest include the legal construction of ethnic/race-based inequalities, the implementation of affirmative action in Latin America and ethnic activism through international law.