IFIT Staff / Senior Associate & Director of Latin America Projects

Martha Maya

Martha Maya is Senior Associate and Director of Latin America Projects at the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). Her areas of specialisation include transitional justice and constitutional law, security, negotiations, State and peacebuilding, and political and citizen participation. 

During the past fourteen years, Martha has worked extensively in different areas of public policy on transitional justice and international law, security, politics, and peace negotiations, both from public and private entities. Among other responsibilities, she supported the peace process between the Government of Colombia and the FARC, including as Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Interior and of the High Commissioner for Peace, where she served as the official liaison in Havana on the issue of political participation. She has also worked with different private and international organisations including ICTJ, Ideas for Peace, and IOM.

Martha holds LL.M and MSc (Economics) degrees from the University of Bologna and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in public law, public management, policy, and institutions from the Universidad de Los Andes.

Working languages: Spanish, English, and French