Dr Luis Perez Murcia

Honorary Research Fellow

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Biography

Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia recently obtained a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester. His thesis which examined the intersections between conflict, displacement and home, with a particular empirical focus on internally displaced people in Colombia, was awarded with no corrections. Prior to carrying out his PhD and working as a course co-convenor and research assistant on issues relating to forced migration at the Global Development Institute, Luis Eduardo carried out research on migration and worked as a practitioner with a range of development and humanitarian organisations including CICR, WFP, IOM, UNESCO, ICTJ, and USAID. Luis Eduardo holds a post doc research position at the Homing Project, University of Trento.

Education

2012 –2016     PhD in Development Policy and Management

  • Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
  • Thesis: ‘Losing and Remaking Home: Narratives of Conflict and Displacement in Colombia’
  • Thesis Awarded without corrections
  • Supervised by professors Uma Kothari and Diana Mitlin
  • Examined by professors Oliver Bakewell and Stef Jansen

2002 – 2004    Specialist Degree in Statistics

  • Department of Science, National University of Colombia
  • Dissertation: Determinants of Poverty amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia

1998 – 2001    MSc. Economics

  • Department of Economics, National University of Colombia
  • Dissertation: Determinants of Forced Displacement in Colombia
  • Awarded first place in the National Competition on Dissertations on Internal Displacement in Colombia

1993 – 1998    BA Economics

  • Department of Economics, National University of Colombia.
  • Honours Degree, Best GPA in Economics

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