Lina Malagón wearing a camel-coloured wool coat.

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Dr Lina Malagón B.A. (Hons) Law Specialisation in Public Law, Political Science and Sociology PhD in International Relations Research Fellow at Global Humanities for Peace Institute at UWTSD

Lecturer in Global Justice Studies


  • Lecturer at undergrade and post-graduate level on global citizenship and global justice.
  • Research fellow in the Intergenerational Dialogue: Empowering Youth led collective healing project at the Global Humanities for Peace Institute.

Lina Malagon is a lawyer and PhD in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her career has balanced academic scholarship with work as a researcher, litigant and developing advocacy in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries. Lina has developed interdisciplinary academic research and worked as a senior practitioner in the field of transitional justice, human rights, gender, peacebuilding and the construction of public policy in Colombia and other Latin American countries. In 2016, Lina was Deputy Director of the High Commissioner for the Rights of

Victims, Peace and Reconciliation of the Mayor's Office of Bogotá, Colombia, and for five years, Director of International Advocacy at the Colombian NGO, Colombian Commission of Jurists. Currently, Lina is the director of the Research Team Marine Justice and International Law at the Colombian organisation, the Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance, and a Research Fellow at the Global Humanities for Peace Institute at UWTSD.

  • At Undergraduate level, I teach Gender studies, Global Governance, International Relations and Politics theory, Social Movements and campaigns, research methods.
  • At Postgraduate level, I teach Global Citizenship, Identity and Dialogue, Gender, Feminist security, Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding.
  • Lina is supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate level on a range of topics related to international law, transitional justice, education and peacebuilding.

Peacebuilding, Gender, Transitional Justice, Human and Labour Rights, Environmental Rights, International Organisations and Development and Migration.

Lina has professional experience in academia and practice in Gender, Global Justice, Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice, Human and Labour Rights and Environmental Rights. Lina is interested in practical and ethical aspects of fieldwork, interviewing and ethnographic research.

Lina Malagon has been a consultant to several international organisations, such as the International Labour Organisation, the International Trade Union Organisation and other civil society organisations worldwide. Her work has focus on gender, labour rights and human rights.


“Challenges of the justice system in fighting against forced disappearances” in the Panel “Living with Disappearances”. University of Bath. (October 2023). 

  • “Challenges of Colombian civil society in the UK in implementing Truth Commission’s report” in the panel: "Colombia outside Colombia": reflections on the work of the Truth Commission regarding the Colombian exile”. ISA-Latin America (Bogota, September 2023). 
  • “Gender and Ethnic Approach in the Colombian Truth Commission’s Work: are they included in the Transmedia archives?” in the panel “Appropriation of the legacy of the Truth Commission: challenges, achievements and opportunities”. ISA-Latin America (Bogota, September 2023). 
  • ‘Internalising feminist practice: Spirals that bring us together#. (International Studies Association). ISA Panel. Montreal (March 2023).
  • ‘Challenges in the implementation of the Colombian Truth Commission’s final report’ (International Studies Association). ISA Panel. Montreal (March 2023).
  • 'The Belfast Good Friday Agreement and Transformative Change: Promise, Power and Solidarity'. ESRAN UKI Conference. Dublin (June 2022).
  • ‘Transitional Justice - A Time for a Material Turn?’ Minerva Center for Human Rights. (June 2022). 
  • ‘Economic and cultural roots of the Northern Ireland conflict from a gender perspective’ Gender, Justice and Security Hub. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (May 2022). 
  • ‘Insights on Sustaining NGO Participation in Post Conflict Space: A Colombia- Northern Ireland Dialogue on Civil Society’, Gender, Justice and Security Hub The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (Nov 2021).
  • ‘Victims and Transitional Justice in Colombia’. King’s College London. (Nov 2020)