Ivo Nájera Núñez

Ivo Nájera Núñez, M.A.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2006 - 2009: Studies (Magister) at the University of Potsdam and at Freie Universität Berlin (Major: Political Science, Minors: Spanish Philology and Ethnology)
  • 2004 - 2006: Studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freibug (Major: Political Science, Minors: Ethnology and Romance Philology)
  • 2003: Certificate of the Licenciatura
  • 1995 - 2000: Studies at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Politilcal Science and Public Administration)

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - 2011: Ruhr-Universität Bochum and INCCAS (Intercultural Consultancy and Studies): Research Assistant in the Research Project „Steigerung der Kunden- und Mitarbeiterzufriedenheit in der Integrationsarbeit der Stadt Essen“
  • 1999 - 2000: Graduate Assistant in the Research Project „Frauen und Nationalismus“ at the Institute for Socio-Scientific Research at the UNAM


  • Forthcoming: El espacio urbano y su relación con la formación de identidades en el contexto de la ciudad multicultural: el caso de las „trabajadoras del servicio doméstico“ en la Cuidad de México, in: A. Huffschmid u.a. (ed.), Metrópolis desboradadas: poder, culturas y memoria en el espacio urbano, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.
  • La defensa de los derechos de las minorías culturales en los Estados liberales actuales: una crítica a la obra de Will Kymlicka, México: Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales (UNAM) 2003.


  • Ciudad multicultural: formación de identidades y su relación con el espacio urbano, en el caso de las trabajadoras domésticas en la Ciudad de México, presentation at the workshop: „Taller temático México – Alemania. Poder, espacio y cultura de y en las ciudades“ organized by the Lateinamerika-Institut of Freie Universität Berlin and the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Berlin, july, 24th-28th 2008
  • Multiculturalism as plurality of Discourses: a rhizomatic perspective, presentation at the 13th Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication Conference in Roskilde, Denmark, november, 28th-31th 2006

Short presentetation of the PhD Project

The Political Dialogue as a Foundation of Conceptions of Justice and Conflict Resolution in context of the Multicultural Society. The Interaction of Power, Violence and Dialogue.

Since the 1990s multiculturalism is a topic of growing relevance. Since then, publications regarding multicultural societies and multicultural conflicts are increasing. A dialogue between people of different cultures seems to be the fairest solution to resolve multicultural conflicts. In this sense, a dialogue is essential not only for theories of multiculturalism but also for different theories of democracy and conceptions of justice. The central question of the dissertation is: How should a dialogue be designed to solve special multicultural problems and to generate possible general binding political principles of justice? Therefore, it is necessary to give an answer to the questions what a "dialogue" especially is and how a dialogue is "operating". To trace these questions, a dialogue is to be set in connection to theories of power and theories of violence. Central assumptions of this dissertation are that there cannot be a dialogue without a correlation of power and that a  dialogue is not - like other theorists state - to be understood as an antipode of violence. According to this, the dissertation is going to deliberate the capability of a dialogue as a just and multicultural instrument of negotiation.