School of Social and Political Science

Camilo Ardila Arévalo

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PhD Thesis - Pluriversal Reconciliation: Democratic Theories, Political Violence and Onto-Epistemic Dialogue


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27/28 George Square

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Research interests

Research interests

  • Political reconciliation
  • Pluriversal politics
  • Democratic theories
  • Transitional justice
  • Post-war justice
  • Constitutional theory


Camilo Ardila finished his PhD in Politics (Political Theory) at the University of Edinburgh. His research revolves around the fields of political reconciliation, pluriversal politics, democratic theories and post-war justice. In his PhD dissertation Pluriversal Reconciliation: Democratic Theories, Political Violence and Onto-Epistemic Dialogue, Camilo explored epistemic, deliberative, agonistic and pluriversal responses to political violence and deep divides in modern societies.   


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  • 2018-2024 - PhD Politics (No corrections), University of Edinburgh (examiners: Dr Claire Duncanson and Dr Andrew Schaap)
  • 2015-2016 - MSc International Political Theory (Merit), University of Edinburgh
  • 2014 - 2015 - Postgraduate Diploma in Constitutional Law, Universidad Libre, Colombia
  • 2011-2016 - Philosophy (Distinction), Universidad Libre, Colombia 
  • 2009-2014 - Law, Universidad Libre, Colombia

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2023 - Nomination to the Student Teaching Awards, University of Edinburgh
  • 2023 - SPS PhD Researcher Development, University of Edinburgh
  • 2022 - Edinburgh Teaching Award, Higher Education Academy
  • 2018 - Colombia Científica Scholarship, PhD 2018-2021
  • 2015 - Colfuturo Scholarship, MSc 2015-2016
  • 2015 - Saber Pro Distinction, Ministry of Education, Colombia
  • 2014 - Tuition Scholarship, Postgraduate Diploma, Universidad Libre, Colombia


Teaching and Work Experience

  • 2023 - present. Course instructor, University of Dundee. Courses: Humanitarian Intervention and Human Rights in International Relations
  • 2019 - present. Senior Tutor, University of Edinburgh. Courses: Political Thinkers, War and Justice and Politics in a Changing World
  • 2018 - present. Visiting lecturer. Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia. Courses: Human Rights and Legal Theory.
  • 2017 - 2018. Part-time lecturer, Universidad ECCI, Colombia
  • 2012-2015. Teaching and research assistant, Universidad Libre, Colombia



  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Graduate Fellow at CRITIQUE (Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought)
  • Political Theory Research Group 
  • The Association for Political Theory