Juan Pablo Aranguren-Romero, PhD

Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Juan Pablo is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Los Andes (Colombia). In 2016, he received the scholarship of the Research Grant Program “Exploring New Values for Society” from The Toyota Foundation (Japan) with the project ‘The Ethics of Listening’ and between 2016 and 2019 was a researcher at project Disappeared/Desapariciones. During 2019, he was a senior fellow of the French Institute of Andean Studies with the project ‘The ethics regarding the absence’. Currently, Dr. Aranguren is a researcher at the project  ‘Transfunéraire – Violences de masse et pratiques funéraires’ funded by the ANR (France). He is the author of several books including Managing Testimony and Administrating Victims.

Email: jp.aranguren@uniandes.edu.co

Professional Expertise


Human rights/international law, Psychology, Anthropology, Social and behavioral sciences


Conflict/post-conflict settings, Disaster relief/response, Resilience, Trauma

Methodological Areas

Community engagement and CBPR, Program evaluation, Qualitative methods, Research evaluation methods

Strategies expertise

Advocacy, Community engagement, Capacity building, Health promotion, Quality improvement, Sustainability

Intervention Expertise

Mental health awareness/promotion, Psychosocial skills, School-based interventions

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, International NGOs, Schools and universities