Josefina Echavarría Alvarez is a Peace Researcher from Medellin, Colombia. She is Heart Faculty member of the MA Program and Research and Publications Coordinator at the UNESCO Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her research foci are (in)security, migration and elicitive conflict mapping. She is a lecturer and facilitator on diverse peace topics. She lives in Innsbruck with her husband and daughter.