Dr. Helena-Ulrike Marambio
Helena joined MAP as a Post Doctoral Research Associate after passing her viva at the Human Rights Centre/ School of Law of the University of Essex (UK). Her socio-legal research focussed on the legal empowerment of Tamil women with physical disabilities in post-conflict Sri Lanka. Helena is interested in research and activism to support marginalized groups in society. Over the past years, she has worked as a research assistant at the Max-Planck Institute, and different NGOs in Chile and the UK. In 2014, she co-founded the non-profit association VisAbility which uses dance and rights education as a combined tool to empower people with disabilities in rural areas in Sri Lanka. Between 2017 and 2018, VisAbility acted as a partner on an AHRC-funded project exploring the potential of dance as a vehicle for (legal) empowerment. Helena holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice (University of York, UK) and a Magister in Political Science (University of Cologne, Germany).