Ignacio Odriozola

MMB Alumni Ambassador 2020-23

Trained as a lawyer and specialising in International Public Law (University of Buenos Aires) Ignacio is interested in environmental migrations, nationality issues and international migration and refugee laws. The MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies (2019-20) at the University of Bristol gave him a theoretical framework for his previous practical experience in migrant and refugee protection, while also expanding his knowledge through its broad, interdisciplinary perspective. In 2022 his MSc thesis won second prize in the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law Dissertation Competition.

Ignacio currently works for the Migrant’s Commission of the National Public Defenders Office (Argentina) and previously as a consultant on human rights for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organisation of American States. He is also a researcher for the South American Network for Environmental Migration (Brazil) and a Junior Lecturer in International Refugee Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

As an MMB Alumni Ambassador Ignacio is helping develop strong and enduring bonds between Latin America and Migration Mobilities Bristol. In 2021 he commissioned two posts for the MMB Latin America blog – ‘Chile’s new immigration law: an adaptable solution or further crackdown‘ and ‘Colombia’s exceptional migratory regularization‘ – and organised an MMB Latin America Dialogue to discuss the Colombian government’s granting of temporary protected status to Venezuelan migrants, with panellists from across the region. His most recent MMB blog is ‘Argentina’s Supreme Court and the Huang case: a hidden migration policy?

You can listen to Ignacio talking about the MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies with co-Alumni Ambassador Ella Barclay here.

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To contact Ignacio please email tj19518@alumni.bristol.ac.uk.

To read more about the MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies visit our Study page.