School of Social and Political Science

Camilo Ardila Arévalo

Job Title

PhD student

Camilo Ardila's photo

Room number


Building (Address)

27/28 George Square

City (Address)


Country (Address)


Research interests

Research interests

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


Camilo Ardila is a PhD student in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. His research revolves around the fields of political reconciliation, pluriversal politics, democratic theory and post-war justice. In his PhD dissertation, Camilo explores epistemic, deliberative, agonistic and ultimately pluriversal responses to mass atrocities and deep pluralism.   


Dr Mathias Thaler

Dr Kieran Oberman


  • 2018-present - PhD Politics, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2015-2016 - MSc International Political Theory (Merit), University of Edinburgh.
  • 2014 - 2015 - Postgraduate Diploma in Constitutional Law, Universidad Libre, Colombia
  • 2011-2016 - Philosophy, Universidad Libre, Colombia (Distinction)
  • 2009-2014 - Law, Universidad Libre, Colombia.

Awards and Scholarships

  • 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 in Constitutional Law, Universidad Libre, Colombia.
  • 2013 - 2014 Tuition Scholarship, Undergraduate Studies in Law and Philosophy, Universidad Libre, Colombia.

Teaching and Work Experience

2019 - present - Senior Tutor (international relations and political theory), University of Edinburgh.

2018 - 2021 - Visiting lecturer (constitutional law), Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia.

2017 - 2018 - Part-time lecturer, (constitutional law), 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) (2020 - present)

Political Theory Research Group (2018-present)

The Association for Political Theory (2020-present)