Yennesit Palacios Valencia holds a PhD in Human Rights and Development from the Pablo de Olavide University of Sevilla. She holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law from the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies of Madrid (CEPC), attached to the Ministry of the Presidency of Spain; a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights, Multicultural Studies and Development from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville, Spain. She was an external consultant for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Valladolid (Spain). She teaches and researches areas related to International human rights law and Latin American studies. Her research interests focus on Conflict and Peace, Gender, Transitional Justice, International Crimes, Human Rights Protection Systems, Ethnic Studies, Migration, and Extractivism. During her stay, her research will focus on ‘Ethnic women and peace-building: Ethnicity as a reference in the Colombian transitional justice system’.