- Forced Migration
- Latin America
Natalia Cintra has a PhD in Human Rights from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and an MSc in Human Rights from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2019, she was a Postgraduate Research Associate at the Faculty of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. Natalia specialises on the intersections of forced migration, race and gender, in Latin America, particularly extracontinental migration from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as Venezuelan and Central American displacement. She adopts Critical Race, Antiblackness, Feminist, Postcolonial and Decolonial approaches, and has expertise in qualitative methodologies. Prior to joining her position at the University of Southampton, Natalia held legal roles in non-profit organisations in the UK and Brazil regarding the rights of refugees in migrants in these countries. She also held academic positions in research and teaching in several institutions and projects in Latin America and is a member of different research and professional networks for the rights of refugees and migrants.