Brenda Lilian Pereyra Cousiño, PhD candidate

Brenda Lilian Pereyra Cousiño holds a BA in social work (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and an MA in social policies (Universidad de Buenos Aires). She is finishing her PhD dissertation in social science at the University of Buenos Aires.

From 2002 to 2014, she was academic director of SIT Study Abroad programs Argentina: Regional Integration and Development and Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights. Since 2014, she has served as president of World Learning Foundation in Argentina and also organizes internships for SIT. Also since 2014, she has been a professor at the University of Lanús in Buenos Aires Argentina, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses.

She has written multiple academic articles. Her areas of interest are migration, gender, community and social work. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Lund (Sweden) and University of Pisa (Italy).


  • MA in social policies, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • BA in social work, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Brenda Lilian Pereyra Cousiño, PhD candidate