Diana Dajer is a DPhil candidate of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, and a Build Peace Fellow. Her research focuses on the interaction between citizen participation, technology and peacebuilding in Colombia, using participatory budgeting as case study. She is also a Colombian lawyer specialized in administrative law, and a Master in Public Policy from the University of Oxford.
Peacebuilding is Diana's biggest professional, academic and personal interest, and her career is deeply rooted in Colombia and Latin America's peacemaking and statebuilding efforts. She has worked in this area for the past eight years, on different projects involving human rights, transitional justice, international law, and political and civic participation.
In some of her previous positions she has worked as an advisor on peace for the Colombian Ministry of Interior, where she had the unique experience of contributing with inputs for the peace process between Colombian Government and FARC, as Project Manager of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Rule of Law Programme for Latin America, and as a consultant at Purpose.