I am a Mexican/German living in Berlin, working as a post-doc researcher in the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Before this I lived in Budapest, Hungary for two years and in Florence, Italy for five more.
I am a Political Science by training. My specific areas of interest are Identity Politics, Conflict Resolution, Citizenship and Migration, and Comparative Politics (Latin American / Europe). I speak Spanish, English, and a little bit of German and Italian.
I am married to a beautiful, smart girl (Maria Rubi) since 2004; she works in IT for Development, new media and communications for international organizations and NGO's. So we share the passion for travelling, knowing new people and places, sharing experiences with others, enjoy culture and of course, having easy-going night drinks and talks with new and old friends.