Johanna Amaya-Panche

Fixed Term Teacher
School of Philosophy and Art History
Assistant Lecturer
Department of Government
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Government
 Johanna Amaya-Panche


Ask me about
  • Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace-building
  • Foreign Aid and International Relations
  • Latin American Studies and Multiculturalism
  • Transitions to democracy and transitional justice


Johanna holds a BSc degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master of Research in Latin American Studies at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She is PhD Candidate in Government at the University of Essex. Prior to starting her PhD program, she was an associated professor at various institutions in Colombia namely; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Santo Tomás and Universidad San Buenaventura. She was also the director of the Masters program in International Relations at Universidad Nueva Granada in Colombia. Additionally, Johanna was a Principal Investigator on projects related to peacebuilding, transitional justice, reconciliation and foreign aid in Colombia and Latin America. She has experience working as a consultant for Foreign Aid Agencies and as an analyst in communication on Latin American affairs. Her main interests are peacebuilding, reconciliation, transitional justice in a multicultural context and grassroots communities such as indigenous and peasants, Latin American Studies, foreign policy. mixed methods and International Relations. Teaching: -CS143: Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean: History, Politics, Culture- Term Teacher-Autumn-2019. GTA Blended Learning-Autumn-2020 -GV211: Violent Non-State Actors: Violence, Crime and Conflict- GTA- Spring 2020 -CS141: Introduction to Contemporary Latin America- Term Teacher- Spring 2020


  • Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations (Honorific) Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2005)

  • Master of Research in Latin American Studies Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2012)

  • PhD Candidate University of Essex (2019)

Research and professional activities


Can foreign aid foster reconciliation? Evidence from Colombia

Supervisor: Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Research interests

Peacebuilding Reconciliation and Transitional Justice

Latin American, Multiculturalism and Foreign Policy

Foreign aid and International Relations

+44 (0) 1206 872192


6.139, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Research Officer, Fixed Term Teacher, Assistant Lecturer