María Fer­nan­da Cor­do­va Su­xo


Re­se­arch Clus­ter

Partnership in knowledge production - Possibilities for and restrictions of “deep” participation


Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Tuider, Kassel University, Germany

PhD Pro­ject Tit­le

Analysis of the construction of the discourse on identities, realities and actions from the perspective of beneficiaries of development cooperation in the Andes, Bolivia


The research project aims to answer: How are identities of beneficiaries of development aid in a mostly indigenous context being constructed?

The study field is the Bolivian Andes. Through a transdisciplinary approach and with the incorporation of participatory methodologies, it is intended to contribute to the generation and transmission of local knowledge, as well as to contribute to Cluster 3: fostering Partnerships in Knowledge Production.

Edu­ca­tio­nal Back­ground

Pro­fes­sio­nal Ex­pe­ri­ence

  • September 2020 - today: PhD candidate, Global Partnership Network, University of Kassel, Germany.
  • July 2018 – August 2020: Officer for Organizational Development and Participation, Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. / Federal Agency for Civic Education; Program “Zusammenhalt durch Teilhabe”, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.
  • September 2016 - October 2017: Research Assistant for Interculturality and Integration, DAAD/Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
  • June 2013 - April 2015: Coordinator for Monitoring & Evaluation, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and European Union, La Paz - Bolivia
  • June 2012 - July 2013: Project Coordinator, International Citizens Service – UNAIS, La Paz - Bolivia
  • May 2010 - Feb 2012: Assistant for Monitoring & Evaluation, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, La Paz - Bolivia.

So­ci­al/Po­li­ti­cal Ac­tivi­ties

  • Honorary member and board of the Bolivia Hoy Association.
  • Volunteer, translator and interpreter at LAMSA - Federal Network of Migrant Organizations Saxony-Anhalt e.V.
  • DAAD Alumni
  • AFS - Intercultural Programs Alumni


  • 2015-2017: DAAD Scholarship EPOS-Program for Masters Studies
  • 2007: Goethe Scholarship for a German Course and Certificate B2, in Berlin, Germany