As the political crisis in Peru worsens, Alicia del Aguila explores its roots. Key to understanding it are the political polarisation of recent years, tension between the Central and Southern Andes, and the historical marginalisation of indigenous people
Regional Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean Office of International IDEA
Alicia has extensive experience as a researcher, academic, and international cooperation expert, including in multilateral agencies.
Prior to her current post, she worked at IDEA's Andean regional office, and as Gender & Democracy officer in Global Programmes.
She has been a professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Master of Political Science; a Development Officer at Global Affairs Canada in Peru; an Advocacy Officer at UNFPA; a project coordinator at AC Transparencia; and a consultant for UNDP, ILO.
Alicia's main research interests are political and electoral systems in Latin America; political and citizenship history; gender equality and democracy; gender, ethnicity, and public policies.
She is the author of more than 15 books or book chapters, and has published articles in a variety of newspapers and academic journals.
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