SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Francy Carranza-Franco

BA Psychology (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), MSC Social and Cultural Psychology (LSE), PhD Candidate (SOAS). Francisco José de Caldas Scholarship, Colciencias. Colombian Government.
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Violence, Peace and Development Research Cluster

Research Cluster Member

Ms Francy Carranza-Franco
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Thesis title:
Building Citizens, Building Security: Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration process in Colombia from 2002-2010
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2010
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Social Psychology/ Political Psychology; Identity in armed groups; Citizenship and Security; DDR.

PhD Research

My research interest is on the concept of Citizenship and its relation with Security in situations of war or conflict, specifically on the formation of Citizenship on former guerrilla and paramilitary members, result of the Reintegration Process that took place in Colombia  during Alvaro Uribe’s Presidency. I have worked at the Ministry of Education in Colombia and the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations (IEPRI) of the National University of Colombia.


  • DSA Annual Conference 2012: November 2012


Founder Member of the group “Rodeemos el Dialogo” (which translates Let’s Surround the Dialogs). The group is formed by young professionals and students looking to support the peace dialogs that the Colombian government is currently holding with the FARC guerrilla. As part of its activities and in partnership with the LSE Colombian Society, the Chevening Scholars and the Institute of Development Studies, the group organized the event “The Colombian Peace Talks” that was held in London in last March.