About Us

Dr. Karina G. García-Reyes

Karina García is a qualitative methods researcher. She specialises on the war on drugs and drug trafficking violence in Mexico. Her research interests include poverty and gang violence in Latin America, toxic masculinities, and qualitative research methods. She has a PhD in Politics from the University of Bristol and a background in International Relations (M.A. Newcastle University, B.A Tecnológico de Monterrey). She has worked as Assistant teacher at the department of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, and the department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol.

Fieldwork experience: 4 months fieldwork in the North of Mexico, 33 life story interviews to former drug traffickers.


Pankhuri Agarwal

Pankhuri is an ethnographer. She is currently doing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her research is a multi-sited ethnography of how internal migrant workers (sex workers, construction workers, brick kiln workers, domestic workers, and others) in the informal sector navigate the legal system in Delhi, India. She focuses on their experience of space and time, bureaucracy, and rights claim. Pankhuri has previously worked for over six years on related topics with NGOs, Government ministries and other organisations in India.

Fieldwork experience: 7 months of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork across multiple sites such as prisons, shelter homes, courtrooms, police stations, district offices, informal work sites and others in and around Delhi, India in 2019. Methods included conversational interviewing, participant observation and a study of legal case files with 47 internal migrant workers and 20 legal enforcement officers.


Marc Pinol Rovira

Marc is a doctoral researcher in political science with qualitative methods. His research field is digital democracy: it includes democracy, democratisation, digital media, civil society, political fear and participation, especially non-traditional forms of engagement. Marc is interested in Southeast Asia. His current research is about digital democracy in Cambodia; the project looks how civil society uses digital means to engage in politics in a sensitive political environment. Before joining the University of Bristol, he taught Politics and social sciences in Cambodian and Thai universities for four years.

Fieldwork experience: His latest trip to the field consisted of three months based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, doing qualitative interviews to key civil society stakeholders, such as ordinary citizens, political activists, opposition political parties, NGOs, think tanks, media sector, academia, or influencers.