Míriam Juan-Torres

Head of Research, Democracy & Belonging Forum, Othering and Belonging Institute (UC Berkeley)

Míriam Juan-Torres is a multidisciplinary social scientist with expertise on polarization, authoritarian populism, conflicts, and human rights.
She currently works as the Head of Research at OBI's Democracy & Belonging Forum at UC Berkeley, Senior Advisor at More in Common, where she was the co-author of “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape” and the lead author of “Britain’s Choice: Common Ground and Division in 2020s Britain” and has worked as an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where she teaches course on human rights and international criminal law. She has also contributed as a consultant to a variety of projects across the globe.
Míriam has fieldwork experience in Ghana and Colombia, where she worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and interned at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
She holds a master in Global Affairs from Yale University and a law degree from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She has received several awards, including the Fox Fellowship from Yale University and the la Caixa Fellowship in Spain.
Míriam is also a yoga student and teacher, is fascinated by yoga philosophy and Buddhist teachings, and loves food and to cook.

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