Dr Valeria Vázquez Guevara

Global Academic Fellow

PhD, Melbourne Law School, Australia
MA, University of Notre Dame, US
MA, Oñati IISL, Basque Country/Spain
LLB, University of Granada, Spain


Biography

Dr Valeria Vázquez Guevara is a Salvadoran-Spanish scholar of international law and institutions. Valeria’s research engages with law and humanities methodologies to address questions of international law, its institutions, contestations, and geopolitical implications, especially between North-South and South-South states and actors. The research builds on Valeria’s personal and professional experiences in international development and peacebuilding projects in El Salvador, Spain, the Basque Country, and South Africa. Valeria’s research has been published in Leiden Journal of International Law, London Review of International Law, the Routledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities.

Valeria’s first monograph, Truth Commissions and International Law: Jurisdiction, Representation, Authority is under contract with Cambridge University Press. The book examines how Truth Commissions create an authoritative account of violent conflict, and how they deal with the plurality of (rival) accounts that exist across communities. The book expands on Valeria’s doctoral thesis at Melbourne Law School, where she worked under the supervision of Professors Sundhya Pahuja and Shaun McVeigh. At HKU, Valeria’s post-doctoral research examines how global South states and actors push for different ways of understanding, and imagining, international law. Valeria is also collaborating on two research projects. One is with Dr Claerwen O’Hara (La Trobe Law School) focusing on international law, populism and alternative internationalisms. The other project is with Dr Eliana Cusato (University of Amsterdam’s Centre for International Law). The first part of the collaboration involved a seminar series in 2021, examining the relationship between international law, transitional justice and power. This collaboration will continue in 2024 with a research workshop titled, “Reparations and International Law: Meanings, Contestations, Disruptive Futures”.

Valeria has previously taught Property Law (Adelaide Law School, Australia) and Legal Language (Melbourne Law School), and has been invited to give guest lectures on international law in institutions in Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Spain and others.

Valeria serves as member of the executive committee of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia, and as co-chair of the History and Theory of International Law Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL). Between 2021-2023 Valeria was Managing Editor and Editorial Board member of the Australian Feminist Law Journal.


Research Area

  • Public International Law
  • International Law and Politics
  • Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Institutions
  • International Law and Development
  • Law and Humanities

 

 



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Research Area

  • Public International Law
  • International Law and Politics
  • Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Institutions
  • International Law and Development
  • Law and Humanities

 

 


Publications

Editorship and External Positions