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Verena Lasso Mena M.A.

Research Associate

Working area(s)

International Relations


Work S3|12 522
Residenzschloss 1
64283 Darmstadt

Verena Lasso Mena works as a research assistant at the Chair of International Relations headed by Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer. Since May 2022, she has been a research fellow in the cooperative project of the regional research center “Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe)”.

Environmental and resource conflicts

Social movements

Democracy and social inequality

Area Studies Latin America

05/2022 Research Associate at the Chair of “International Relations” at the TU Darmstadt
10/2018 – 09/2021 M.A. Political Science with focus on Area Studies at the University of Rostock, Thesis: “Social activists as victims of violence in the peace process in Colombia – a conflict analysis”.
10/2014 – 03/2018 B.A. International Communication and Translation in Political Science at the University of Hildesheim, Thesis: “Election Campaign in Venezuela – A Comparative Discourse Analysis of the Presidents Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro”.