Ana Sanchez-Ramirez

Peace Studies & History

Ana Sánchez Ramírez (peace studies and history) holds an M.A. in Ethnic Studies and a graduate certificate in Women Studies and Gender Research from Colorado State University, as well as a B.A degree in anthropology from the National University of Colombia.


Ana’s research interests are located in the contexts of violence that developed in Colombia from the 1960s onwards. Ana has conducted ethnographic research with victim’s movements and their strategies around historical memory. For her master’s thesis, she explored Colombian state narratives on war and peace disseminated in mass media. Ana’s doctoral research focuses on the role of Colombian historiography as a political force that informs how peacebuilding projects are envisioned by the state and other social actors. Ana is a 2017-2018 Darby Fellow. She was awarded a Kellogg Graduate Research Grant this Summer (2018) for the project "Colombia: Violence and Democracy": The Violentologists and the 1991 Constitution.