Alan Marcelo Henríquez Chávez

Latin America, Revolutions, Memory Studies, Oral History, Peace Studies, Conflict Studies

Research Interests: Memory Studies, Revolutions, Peacebuilding, Ex Combatants, Reinsertion/Reintegration

Alan is a Ph.D. student at the History Department. He holds a master’s degree in history from the Mora Research Institute in Mexico, a master’s in Conflict Resolution from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, and did his undergrad studies in psychology at the Central American University (UCA) in El Salvador. His research goal is to understand how and why peace processes that involve the disarmament, demobilization and reinsertion of combatants fail or succeed, and how this is narrated in both official histories and from the memories of grassroots ex combatants. So far, he has worked on the cases of El Salvador’s FMLN guerrillas and Colombia’s FARC-EP guerrillas and is in an exploratory phase for the case of Mozambique’s FRELIMO and RENAMO combatants.