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Arisbeth Hernández Tapia


International Research Training Group 'Temporalities of Future'

PhD Candidate

Project: "Forced displacement in the Sierra Tarahumara, slowed lives, aspirations and violence"


Since 05/2023

International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

08/2021 – present

Master in Sociology at El Colegio de México, México

03/2019 – 04/2019

Diploma in Integral Prevention of Crime and Violence with a Human Rights Perspective at Universidad Iberoamericana, México

08/2011- 01/2016

Bachelor in International Relations at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México


Work Experience

Since 05/2023

Researcher, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

Since 09/2022

Member, Seminar on migration, Inequality and Public Policy at El Colegio de México, México

01/2018 – 07/2021

Researcher at Citizen Security Program, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City



Research Assistant at the Mexican Popular Contention Database Development Project, University of Tokyo

03/2016- 09/2017

Research Assistant at the Guillermo and Alejandro de Humboldt Chair at El Colegio de México and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Project: "Forced displacement in the Sierra Tarahumara, slowed lives, aspirations and violence"   

One of the effects of violence in Mexico has been the forced displacement of entire communities in different regions across the country. One of the affected areas is the Sierra Tarahumara, which is characterized by the planting and trafficking of drugs, various extractive projects, as well as the presence of local caciques and organized crime groups. People flee these violent contexts abruptly and precipitously, and then settle in other cities waiting to be able to return to their places of origin, so how does this forced waiting modify their future expectations and aspirations? The objective of this proposal is to investigate how people displaced by violence in the Sierra Tarahumara after at least five years of waiting have experienced this uncertainty of being stranded, and how their settlement aspirations have changed over time. The importance of this research lies in the problematization of how time modifies expectations in the case of forced migration related to violence and organized crime. With the findings of this research I will contribute to the generation of specific knowledge on the relationship between time, violence and mobility. 

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