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Mrs Carla Gonzalez Galvan

Mrs Carla Gonzalez Galvan

MPhil Candidate in Development Studies, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge


I am an MPhil Candidate in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. Born in a border-town such as Reynosa, México, my life and education have elapsed within two countries, witnessing violence and human rights violations, but also cultural richness and community building. I decided to major in International Relations at Tecnológico de Monterrey and, as a university student, I became involved in civil rights organizations interested in indigenous communities in Latin America, human rights and enforced disappearances in my country. My masters dissertation will focus on development of border-towns that have been afflicted by drug-trafficking related violence and how this has undermined social cohesion. I want to continue to dedicate my professional and academic career to discover new ways in which to transform reality by building democratic communities invested in the recognition of the diversity and wisdom of multiple voices and experiences.

Research Interests

Interested in migration policies regarding the north of Mexico, taking into account the specific context of the impact of drug trafficking related violence in Mexican border-towns.