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M.A. Rosario Figari Layús

Sociology and Political Sciences

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Current Positions

  • Researcher at the University of Marburg
  • Doctoral Candidate at the University of Marburg

Academic Career

  • 2012-2015 Researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG), Bielefeld University
  • 2012 Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University (Researcher)
  • 2011-2012 Konstanz University, Narratives of Terror and Disappeareance (Grant of the European Research Council) (Researcher)
  • 2010-2011 Ruprecht- Karl Heidelberg University, Research project: Narratives of Terror and Disappeareance (Grant of the European Research Council)
  • 2010 Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2008-2009 Free University of Berlin, Collaborative Research Center 700 (SFB): Governance in areas of limited statehood (Research Assistant)
  • 2004-2005 Research Institute Gino Germani, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Research Assistant)
  • 2004 Diploma in Sociology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Areas of Expertise

  • Political violence, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Transitional Justice
  • Latin America

Current research topics

  • Political and gender-based violence in Latin America


Figari Layús, R. (2014). "Strafprozesse in Argentinien". In: Anja Mihr/ Gert Pickel / Susanne Pickel. Lehr und Hanbuch Transitional Justice. Springer VS.

Figari Layús, R. (2014). "Violencia, poder y Justicia: contrastes de Argentina y Colombia en políticas de justicia pre y post-transicional." In: Alonso Maximiliano / Silvana Mandolessi (Hrsg.). Los estudios de la memoria hoy. Editorial Universitaria de Villa María. Argentinien.

Figari Layús, R./ Schindel, E. (2012), "Verschwindenlassen". In. Christian Gudehus/Michaela Christ (Ed..) Gewalt. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. J.B. Metzle.

Figari Layús, R. (2012), "The State against the State: Effects and Dynamics of National Trials in Cases of Systematic Human Rights Violations Committed during the Last Dictatorship in Argentina". In: Human Rights in Times of Transition. An Interdiscipilnary Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan.

Figari Layús, R.(2010): "The role of transitional justice in the midst of ongoing armed conflicts: the case of Colombia". Potsdamer Studien zu Staat, Recht und Politik 5. Potsdam University. (external link)

Figari Layús, R. (2010): "Das Verschwindenlassen: Zum Verständnis der UN-Konvention." MenschenRechtsmagazin 2. Potsdam University.

Figari Layús, R. (2008): "Überblick über das interamerikanische Menschenrechtssystem: Menschenrechtsinstrumente und Kontrollmechanismen", MenschenRechtsmagazin 1. Potsdam University.

Figari Layús, R./ Kintzel, Y. (2008): "Der Demobilisierungsprozess in Kolumbien: ein Beispiel für Transitional Justice?". MenschenRechtsmagazin 2. Potsdam University.