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Bio

My name is Maria Jose Recalde-Vela, and I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law school. I am Ecuadorian/Honduran, and I am part of the EDOLAD reserach program. My PhD is about the concept of ‘socio-legal inclusion’, and how it is understood in the statelessness context across local contexts and across dimensions, mainly by stateless persons themselves. 

Expertise

I work under the supervision of Professor Morag Goodwin (TLS), Dr. Laura van Waas (TLS), and Professor Ingunn Ikdahl (Oslo Law School). I am currently the co-managing editor of the Statelessness and Citizenship Review, a joint initiative of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and Melbourne Law School. I hold an LL.M in international and European Law, a M.Sc. In Victimology and Criminal Justice and an LL.M in Legal Research, all from Tilburg University. My undergraduate thesis, titled 'how can identity assert a claim to citizenship? In search of a safeguard against statelessness' was the 2014 winner of the UNHCR Award for Statelessness Research in the undergraduate category.

I am interested in questions of inclusion, nationality, citizenship, and statelessness. I am currently part of the EDOLAD PhD program, and I have a growing interested in questions of development, particularly on the influence of coloniality in current development trends, and on decolonial approaches.

Recent publications

  1. Access to redress for stateless persons under international law - Cha…

    Recalde-Vela, M. J. (2019). Access to redress for stateless persons under international law: Challenges and opportunities. Tilburg Law Review: Journal on international and comparative law, 24(2), 182-203. https://tilburglawreview.com/article/10.5334/tilr.153/
  2. The state of statelessness research - 5 years later

    Recalde-Vela, M. J., Jaghai-Bajulaiye, S., & Vlieks, C. (2019). The state of statelessness research: 5 years later. Tilburg Law Review: Journal on international and comparative law, 24(2), 139-141.
  3. Solving statelessness - Interpreting the right to nationality

    Vlieks, C., Hirsch Ballin, E., & Recalde Vela, M. J. (2017). Solving statelessness: Interpreting the right to nationality. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 35(3), 158-175.
  4. How can identity assert a claim to citizenship? - In search of a safe…

    Recalde-Vela, M. J. (2015). How can identity assert a claim to citizenship? In search of a safeguard against statelessness. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, 1(1), 1-4. https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/1028

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