María José Pareja Rozo

María José Pareja Rozo is an M.A. candidate in the Engaged and Public Humanities program at Georgetown University. She is interested in public conversations and the possibilities of dialogue for creating understanding, mediating conflict and strengthening democracy in a pluralist and multicultural society. María José graduated from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2015, with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Literature. She has worked across multiple fields, that include qualitative research, social development, education, writing and the public arts. These experiences have taught her the value of asking questions and listening to people’s diverse perspectives and experiences, as a way of opening up thoughtful discussions that deepen our insight on how we relate to each other and inspire social transformations.