Nuria Peña, PhD

Dr. Peña earned a PhD in social sciences from IDES-UNGS, focusing on transnational migration processes between Paraguay and Argentina. She graduated from London Guildhall University in the UK with a major in political science and a minor in French. She later earned an MA in political science from Leiden University and an MA in development studies from Nijmegen University, both in the Netherlands. Prior to becoming the academic director for the Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America program, Dr. Peña was the assistant director and interim academic director of Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights. She was born in Argentina and has lived and worked abroad for 12 years, mainly in London, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. She works as a consultant for international development agencies with a focus on gender and development. She worked for Oxfam International for five years, including several missions to West and northeast Africa and parts of Latin America, mainly Brazil and Nicaragua. She consults for international development agencies with a focus on gender and development.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses
Special Topics in International Education: Gender, International Education, and Development
Theory and Practice of Social Change

Undergraduate Courses
Transnationalism and Regional Processes in the Southern Cone
Development and Social Change
Research Methods and Ethics
Independent Study Project

Research Interests

Development
Gender
Migration


Education

  • PhD, Social Sciences, IDES-Universidad de Sarmiento
  • MA, Development Studies, Nijmegen University
  • MA, Political Science, Leiden University
  • BA, Political Science, London Guildhall University
Nuria Peña, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

ARGENTINA: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America

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SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in Sustainable Development

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