Azucena Morán

Azucena Morán

Research Associate

Azucena Morán explores the interface between social and political philosophy, democratic theory and citizen participation in contemporary politics. In particular, her work focuses on the normative and empirical challenges of antagonisms and epistemic change within participatory processes . Before joining the IASS; she conducted research at the Berlin Social Science Center, where she co-created LATINNO, the largest database on democratic innovations in Latin America. She has also collaborated with different NGOs, UN and Development Agencies, and the news media. She holds a B.A. from the University of Bologna in Italy and an M.A. from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

  • 2017-2019 Research Assistant, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin), Democracy and Democratization Department
  • 2016-2018 Editor, The Governance Post, Hertie School of Governance
  • 2016 Intern, UNHCR
  • 2014 Research and Communications Assistant, Human Rights Nights
  • 2013 Intern, The Cambodia Daily
  • Democratic Innovations
  • Participatory democracy
  • Agonistic Pluralism
  • Migration
  • Latin America
  • The potential of pluralizing participation, ICSD Conference, Columbia University, NYC, September 24th, 2019
  • Leapfrogging Democratization, Kosmos Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, August 30th, 2019
  • Inclusion of Rural & Indigenous Communities in Decision-making Processes, Potsdam Summer School, Potsdam, August 28th, 2019