Míriam Juan-Torres is a multidisciplinary social science researcher, public speaker, and strategist with expertise on polarization, populism, conflicts, and human rights.
She currently works as the Head of Research at OBI’s Democracy & Belonging Forum at UC Berkeley and as senior advisor at More in Common. She also contributes as a consultant to a variety of projects across the globe and often teaches classes on international criminal law and human rights at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Míriam has fieldwork experience in Ghana and Colombia, where she also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights respectively.
Míriam holds a master in Global Affairs from Yale University and a law degree from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Míriam is also a yoga student and teacher, is fascinated by yoga philosophy and Buddhist teachings, and loves food and to cook.
She has received several awards, including the Fox Fellowship from Yale University and the la Caixa Fellowship in Spain.
When not working, you will likely find her reading, taking photographies, working out, cooking, or eating (preferably, by the sea).
For a more detailed resume, check her LinkedIn page here.