Diana Isabel Güiza-Gómez is a lawyer who holds an LLM from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She is pursuing a joint PhD in Peace Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She is affiliated to the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies. She is a Fulbright-Colciencias grantee 2019-2023, as well as a Presidential Fellow 2019-2024, and was awarded a Darby Fellowship for the academic year 2019-2020.
Her research agenda explores the interactions amongst constitution-making, peacebuilding and broad political inclusion in transitional societies. Specifically, she plans to study how post-conflict constitution-building and political inclusion transform the initial peace agreement forged by political elites into long-lasting normative commitments and a stable broad-based participatory political system in deeply divided societies, such as Colombia.
She used to work as a researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) where she conducted academic studies on the Colombian peace process between the Colombian state and FARC-EP, as well as the economic, social and cultural rights of peasant farmers (campesinos). Concurrently, she was an occasional lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in the areas of Legal Research, Latin American Constitutionalism, Constitutional Interpretation and Constitutional Theory. Diana Isabel has a number of publications, including peer-reviewed articles, chapters of books and two books, such as Correcting or distributing to transform? A conception of justice for the Colombian Land Restitución Program (2017).
She is currently a research affiliate of the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).
Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate Awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize
Nov 2, 2022
Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez, (Ph.D. student in Peace Studies and Political Science) was recently awarded an Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize in Human and Social Science by Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar for her book, La Constitución del Campesinado. Luchas por reconocimiento y redistribución en el campo jurídico.
Güiza-Gómez and García-Montoya Analyze Land Inequality in Colombia
Oct 28, 2022
Doctoral Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez and former Visiting Fellow Laura García-Montoya collaborated on an analysis piece in The Washington Post which examines land inequality in Colombia.