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Denisse Rodriguez Olivari

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari is a doctoral candidate at Humboldt-Universitat Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with studies at King's College London.

She holds a masters in International Development with a specialisation in Politics and Governance from the University of Manchester's Global Development Institute.

After obtaining her bachelors in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, she continued her studies at Sciences Po.

She has also completed a postgraduate certificate from the London School of Economics while participating in the Hansard Research Scholar Programme.

Denisse has been working as a research consultant in the past few years for the organisations based in Latin America and Europe, such as:

  • the Overseas Development Institute
  • and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

Her teaching experience includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses at King's College London and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in international development, political science, and social responsibility.

Her doctoral project takes a dimensional approach on corruption  perceptions and experiences  to shed light on how anti-corruption efforts work in younger democracies. Her research interests also include political parties and elections, governance and development and gender and politics.

Denisse is keen to share her expertise and skills with future young leaders in the Global South, especially young women as an under-represented group at work and academia. She recently added German to Spanish, her mother tongue, and is fluent in English, French and Italian.