Mara Duer, PhD
Mara received her training in sociology at the University of Buenos Aires. After working for several years in shanty towns and rural schools in Argentina, Mara was selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow to do a master’s in peace and conflict resolution at the International Christian University, Tokyo. She later earned the Political Spaces scholarship to do a PhD at Warwick University, UK. Mara worked as a researcher for Leicester University. She has taught on world politics, critical geography, and international relations. She specializes in political geography, with a strong focus on socio-spatial conflicts, bringing together feminist, post-structural and decolonial approaches. She is part of the Geografías Emergentes research group based at the University of Buenos Aires and is an active member of the activist feminist collective “city of desire”, which organizes public interventions, considering the city space as an active and central dimension in the feminist struggle.