Valerie Carmel

Valerie Carmel has a B.A. in International Studies from Marymount Manhattan College, and an M.A. in Local and Territorial Development. She has worked as assistant researcher and researcher in the projects “Genealogy of the Welfare Regime in Contemporary Ecuador (1982-2015)”, “Fields of Political Conflict in Ecuador during the Citizen’s Revolution (2007-2012)”, “Indigenous movement and State in Ecuador: The Transition from a Neoliberal to a Neo-developmentalist State (1990-2011)”. Valerie is currently working as a writer for teleSUR English.
Analia Minteguiaga

Analia Minteguiaga, principal professor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales de Ecuador (IAEN), Dr. in Social Science Research with a minor in Political Science from FLACSO-Mexico, M.A. in Social Policy, Specialist in Social Policy Planning and Management, and B.A. in Political Science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Currently, she is coordinator of CLACSO Working Group \Welfare Schemes in the XXI Century”, member of the Latin American Network of Studies and Scholarship in Social and Labor Policies, member of the Study Group on Social Policies and Working Conditions of the Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani at UBA, and lead researcher in the studies “Ecuadorian Welfare Scheme between 2017 and 2020: inheritances, absences and innovations” and “Eloy Alfaro Scholarships, component of the Human Development Bonus in Ecuador (2012-2016)): analysis of academic and work trajectories”. She has published several books, chapters and articles on social, educational and welfare policies in Latin America.
Consuelo Sánchez Bautista

MA in Sociology, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO Ecuador, 2012), MA in Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo (Colombia, 2007), MA in Philology, CSIC (Spain, 2003). I work on issues concerning forced migration and Colombian refugees in Ecuador, migration of Ecuadorians abroad, migration and development, and migration policies. I am also interested in the links between migration and education, education for peace, citizenship, and interculturality.
Before working in the field of migration studies and education, I taught at Colombian universities for about 10 years in areas of research, theoretical and visual semiotics, and discourse analysis.