Míriam Juan-Torres is More in Common’s Global Senior Researcher. She conducts research on public opinion, polarization, and the drivers of support for authoritarian populism by combining quantitative and qualitative methods with academic work from various social science disciplines.
Míriam’s aim is to bridge the gap between academic findings, policy, and implementation and to promote more empathetic societies. A multidisciplinary researcher, Míriam has conducted field studies around the world. In West Africa, Míriam worked for UNHCR in Ghana with refugees in protracted situations and studied processes and mechanisms which had been implemented to prevent electoral-related violence. In Colombia, Míriam worked for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on victims’ rights and legal cases opened against human rights activists and communal leaders.
Míriam is a licensed lawyer in Spain, where she worked in public law for the firm Baker & McKenzie. She holds a masters degree in Global Affairs from Yale University and a Law degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has received several awards, including the Fox Fellowship from Yale University and the la Caixa Fellowship in Spain.