Ana Laura Lobo, PhD candidate


Ana Laura Lobo is a sociologist from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), where she earned a master’s degree in social investigation. She completed doctoral work in social sciences at UBA and Universidad Nacional de San Martin. She completed her postgraduate research at Instituto Gino Germani (UBA). She began her tenure with SIT in 2011 as academic coordinator of the Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change program, also based in Buenos Aires. In January 2012, she joined the Social Movements and Human Rights Program as associate director.

Her research interests include sociology, social justice and human rights, and social transformation using art and culture. She is a member of the research project team Human Rights and the Protection of Strategic Resources in Latin America in the 21st Century. She has served as adjunct professor for UNICEF and the judicial power of the province of Buenos Aires and as a lecturer at UBA. Currently, she teaches Peace Culture and Human Rights, a seminar chaired by Nobel Peace laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

She worked as an advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Industry and Production on enterprise and regional development projects related to social and local economic development. She also served as a technical consultant for Programa de Inclusión Social Envión in Avellaneda.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses
Social Justice, Rights, and Community Organization in Contemporary Argentina
Policy Advocacy and Social Change

Undergraduate Courses
History and Human Rights in Argentina
Social Movements and Human Rights in Argentina
Research Methods and Ethics
Independent Study Project

Select Presentations

Lobo, A. L., Tricot, V., (2020, October 26-30) Perspectives from the Global South: Social Movements, Resistance, and International Politics. SIT Critical Conversations Webinar Series [Conference presentation] Fall 2020

The Role of the State and the Civil Society in Promoting and Guaranteeing Fundamental Rights. Reflections from the Global South (Panel Chair). (2019, May, 24-27) LASA 2019 Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion, Boston, United States

Lobo, A.L, Ferradás, E. (2019, May, 24-27) La conflictividad en la Patagonia Argentina: los paradigmas y los fundamentos político-jurídicos en disputa revisados a partir de un análisis de las disputas territoriales del pueblo Mapuche. [Conference presentation] LASA 2019 Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion, Boston, United States

Lobo, A. L, Ferradás, E. (2018, May 23-26) Modelo extractivo, resistencias y avanzada represiva en Patagonia durante el gobierno macrista [Conference presentation] LASA, 2018 Latin American Studies in a Globalized World. Barcelona, Spain

Research Interests

Social justice
Human rights


  • MA, University of Buenos Master of Arts in Social Research, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Postgraduate Sociopolitical Methodologies Analyst, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencia Política, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, earned with honors, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Ana Laura Lobo, PhD candidate

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

ARGENTINA: Social Movements and Human Rights

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MA in Sustainable Development Practice

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