Georg Forster Awardee 2021, Humboldt Professor 2021 and award for best researcher at the University of Costa Rica for her contribution to comparative social policies and welfare regimes. She is based at the Research Center on Political Studies and the Institute for Social Research. She teaches at the School of Political Sciences and co-edits Social Politics.
She has been a Fulbright fellow, visiting professor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in the United States and at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, among other international centers.
Her most recent book, written with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, is The Search for Universal Social Policy: Actors, Ideas and Architectures (Cambridge University Press, 2016; in Spanish by the University of Costa Rica Press, 2019).
As Humboldt chair, together with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford), she currently researches opportunities to transform the COVID19 crisis into inclusive social policy in Central America. With Merike Blofield (GIGA Institute) she currently studies the social protection of families with children in Latin America during the COVID19 pandemic.