Ricardo Chaparro-Pacheco is a PhD Student in the School of Social Work at UBC. His current research explores the meanings of responsibility that demobilized perpetrators of socio-political violence in Colombia elaborate in their confessional narratives. His research interests are related to the psychosocial dimensions of violence, transitional justice and community strategies for social reconstruction, and International Social Work and global social policy. He has conducted qualitative participatory research with internally displaced population, as well as with Afro-Colombian and indigenous/aboriginal people.
Ricardo holds a MA on Psychoanalysis, Subjectivity and Culture, and a BA Honour Graduate in Social Work from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he has been a lecturer on Peacebuilding Strategies and the Do No Harm Approach, and where he has worked with the Program of University Initiatives for Peace and Coexistence (PIUPC). Between 2009 and 2010 he worked with the Colombian Commission of Historical Memory documenting the massacre of Bojayá (Chocó, Colombia).
PhD Supervisory Committee:
Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá - School of Social Work, University of British Columbia
Dr. Erin Baines - Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
Dr. Myriam Denov - School of Social Work, McGill University