Omar Alejandro Loera
- Omar Alejandro Loera
- Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- +44 7712128579
- Research Interests
- Mexico, Foreign Policy, Domestic sources of Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Mexico-U.S. relations, Autonomy in Foreign Policy, the structure/agency problem, Role Theory
PhD working title:
Approaching Mexico's foreign policy: Making sense of Mexico's place in the world.
- MSc in International Relations (2014), University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Dissertation: “Mexico’s bilateral relation with the United States:
Opportunities and constraints for Mexican foreign policy from the year
2000 to 2012”.[Distinction mark obtained].
- Graduate Certificate on U.S.-Mexico border studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte; School of Global Policy & Strategy-UC San Diego (2017).
- B.A. in International Relations (2012), Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Minor in International trade. Dissertation title: “The role of energy security in contemporary relations between Guatemala and Mexico seen from the Copenhagen school of security studies”.
(2015-17). Adjunct university lecturer for undergraduate-level students at Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico. Courses lectured:
- Foreign Policy Analysis (2015).
- International Relations Seminar (2015).
- North American Regional Scenario (2015-16).
- Latin American Regional Scenario (2016).
- European Regional Scenario (2016).
- Middle East Regional Scenario (2016).
- Consular and diplomatic politics (2015-16).
- Economic globalization (2015-16).
- Economy and the State (2016).
- Development, Society and Citizenship in Mexico (2016-17).
- (2017) Field research coordinator for a team funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to provide consultancy services to the Ministry of Education and Culture of Belize. Interviews, surveys and ethnographic methods were employed. I took part on the coding of the data gathered.
- (2015). Assistant researcher of a team funded by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB) for the elaboration of a case study concerning the
tentative replication of specialized STEM schools in the Dominican Republic. I took part on the field research which was carried out on the Hermanas Mirabal Province on the Dominican Republic from May to June. Surveys, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups were employed. I took part on the coding of data gathered.
- (2013). Assistant researcher for a project funded by the Clinton Global Initiative, evaluating the teaching of the English language to Mexican youngsters in the Mexican state of Puebla. I took part on the coding of the data gathered.
- (2012). Assistant Researcher for a research project of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) with the purpose of evaluating pedagogical practices in math and science in Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. I took part on the coding of the data gathered.
- CONACyT fellow (Mexico).
- City of Chihuahua (Mexico) outstanding youth award-1st place.
- State of Chihuahua (Mexico) outstanding youth award- 1st place.
- “Children and youth migrants in Mexico: State of research and public policy” Spanish Journal of Social Security and Employment. ISSN 2174-7504, Nº. 120, pp: 113-132.
- Montero-Sieburth, Martha & Loera, Omar. "Policy and Research of Returning Mexican and Stranded Central American Youth: The absence of pluricultural/intercultural educational practice in Mexico.” Journal of Intercultural Education.
- “Policy and research findings on youth of migrant descent in Mexico: A state of the art review”. ¨Presented at the South-North dialogues about child migration International seminar organized by the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. April 2015.
- “Institutional governance of the Mexican-U.S. border”, presented at the XXIV annual congress of the Mexican Association of International Studies. October 2015”.
Spanish: Native speaker.
Mexican Association of International Studies (AMEI).
South-North Dialogues on Children of Migrants (SOUNDS).