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Assistant Professor

Dr. Marcos Estrada


Dr Marcos Estrada is a sociologist has a wide international experience within and outside the academia. His interests include, but they are not limited to, sociological issues, transnationalism, migration and research methods. He is currently exploring areas related to social development and water security. While his region of expertise has been Latin America, he is increasing interested in conducting research in/about Saudi Arabia, and the Iberian Peninsula.


Post-doc, Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick, UK

PhD in Sociology, University of Warwick, UK

MA in Education, United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica

BA in International Relations, Kingston University, UK




Water security

He is currently seeking to specialize in the study of compliance and auditing of water resources management.

Recent Research

(2020) Book Review: R. Tarlau (2019) Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers’ Movement Transformed Brazilian Education. International Sociology. 35(5):561-563 (doi:10.1177/0268580920957941). (2017) El papel de los procesos transnacionales en la integración y desarrollo de Paraguay en el MERCOSUR. Revista MERCOSUR de Políticas Sociales, 1, pp.144-170.

For this article, I was awarded the prize Premio MERCOSUR en investigación sobre políticas sociales. Paraguay: la dimensión social y ciudadana en el MERCOSUR, awarded by CLACSO, the Latin American Research Council of Social Sciences, which sponsors research and award prizes to outstanding scholars developing research about the region.

(2017) Brasiguaio Identities: An outcome of the pursuit of land across the Brazilian and Paraguayan shared border region. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal 45 (1), pp.41-57 (Open Access)

(2016) Making Sense of Borderland People’s Everyday Life and Traditions. In: Aman, S. and Zubai, M. (eds.) Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics on Borderland. Bara Gali: Hanns Seidel Foundation pp.6-18. (2015)

The impact of land policies on international migration: The case of the Brasiguaios. International Migration Institute Working Paper 120, University of Oxford. Available at www.imi.ox.ac.uk/ publications/the-impact-of-land-policies-on-international-migration-the-case-of-the-brasiguaios

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