BIO

I am a PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). I hold a master in International Development with a specialisation in Politics and Governance from the University of Manchester – Global Development Institute (former Institute for Development Policy and Management).  I also completed a postgraduate certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) while participating in the Hansard Research Scholar Programme. I obtained an undergraduate degree (bachelor and licenciatura with summa cum laude) in Political Science and Government (with studies in Law) from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). I also participated in the international exchange programme at Sciences Po, Paris.

 

My doctoral project examines the effects of the judicialisation of grand corruption in the Lava Jato era (Peru and Brazil).  I conducted research in Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, and Brasilia. My work has been supported by the DAAD, the Centre for International Migration and Development (joint operation of GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency), the Faculty of Humanities - the University of Manchester, the Institute of Social Sciences - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Santander Latin American Study Award, King’s College Doctoral Training Centre, King’s College International Development Institute, Stellenbosch University, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, among others.

 

My broader research agenda includes gender and politics, international development, party finance and electoral spending, and governance. I am a keen linguist, and I am fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese and have a working knowledge of German.

 

I am deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. As a young woman from the ’Global South', I believe that academic institutions and public debate should include underrepresented voices. I enjoy volunteering as a mentor for the Manchester Gold Programme (University of Manchester), KCL Mentoring Programme (King’s College London), and formerly in the Queen's Young Leaders Awards (UK). I co-founded the NGO Voceras to close the gender gap in Peruvian media, and I was a recipient of an Alumni Volunteer of the Year in 2020 (University of Manchester) for this project.

 

Here is a selection of interviews, podcasts, video and audio presentations in English and Spanish associated with my research agenda.

 

Follow me on Twitter or contact me at rodrigde@hu-berlin.de

EDUCATION

Expected 2021

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN - BERLIN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (GERMANY)

PhD candidate - International Doctoral Programme in Political Science

2015

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

MPhil/PhD in Development Studies with reference to Emerging Markets (transferred to Humboldt-Universität)

2012

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Hansard Research Scholar Programme

2011

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM)

Master in International Development: Politics and Governance

2008

SCIENCES PO - INSTITUT D’ÉTUDES POLITIQUES DE PARIS (FRANCE)

Undergraduate Exchange Programme

2008

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU - PUCP (PERU)

Bsc in Social Sciences, Major in Political Science and Government

 

RESEARCH

 

Fighting Corruption in a Hostile Environment: Peru’s Lava Jato Special Prosecution Team

Corruption and the Lava Jato Scandal in Latin America, Paul F Lagunes and Jan Svenjar (eds), 2020

TEACHING

2016

PUCP

Introduction to Political Science - POL102 (Lecturer), Undergraduate

2016

PUCP

Social Responsibility, Companies and the State - SOC782 (Lecturer), Master

2015

PUCP

Political Theory - POL762 (Lecturer) Master in Political Science, School of Government and Public Policy

2014-2015

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

Introduction to Development Studies (Graduate Teaching Assistant), BA in International Development, Department of International Development

 

GALLERY

Virginia Woolf Blue Plaque

Virginia Woolf Blue Plaque

Bloomsbury, London

You know you are in Germany when...

You know you are in Germany when...

Berlin, Germany

24 Horas

24 Horas

Taller para lideresas digitales - Voceras

Taller para lideresas digitales - Voceras

Rodriguez-Olivari PhD

Rodriguez-Olivari PhD

Lima, Peru

Read only the titles - Reading in times of Covid-19

Read only the titles - Reading in times of Covid-19

"Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways;  the point is to change it"

"Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it"

Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Lima Protest

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Lima Protest

What a protest in Downtown Lima looks like, Lima

Hallo Hegel

Hallo Hegel

Berlin, Germany

Campus with a view

Campus with a view

Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

It was about time

It was about time

One of the few intersection with street named after famous women, Berlin

Guy Fawkes Plaque

Guy Fawkes Plaque

York, United Kingdom

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Humboldt Unive

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Humboldt Unive

Main Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin building in Unter den Linden, Berlin

"Democracy is the power of informed people", Alexis de Tocqueville,

"Democracy is the power of informed people", Alexis de Tocqueville,

Naples, Italy

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Jorge Pimentel

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Jorge Pimentel

Ave Soul by Jorge Pimentel, Lima

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Grimm Humboldt

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Grimm Humboldt

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum - Universitätsbibliothek, Berlin

Maughan Library at its finest

Maughan Library at its finest

London, United Kingdom

Award-winning play Photograph 51 based on Rosalind Franklin

Award-winning play Photograph 51 based on Rosalind Franklin

Noël Coward Theatre, London

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Skyline Berlin.

Denisse Rodriguez Olivari Skyline Berlin.

Charlottenburg Skyline, Berlin

Mexico City goes online: Free hotspot

Mexico City goes online: Free hotspot

CDMX, Ciudad de Mexico

Peruvian Congress

Peruvian Congress

Permanent Assembly (Comisión Permanente) of the Peruvian Congress, Lima

Paitings seized during the Lava Jato Operation

Paitings seized during the Lava Jato Operation

Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba

Lunch break

Lunch break

Somerset House, London

The viva cards - getting ready

The viva cards - getting ready

Chesham Building - KCL, London

 
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"Democracy is the power of informed people", Alexis de Tocqueville,

Naples, Italy