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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Carmen Martinez Vargas

Carmen Martinez Vargas

Research interests:
Higher education, participatory methodologies

Thematic Groups:
Education Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Indigenous Peoples Participatory Methods

Regional Networks:
Latin American Network Southern African Network

Carmen Martinez Vargas

About Carmen Martinez Vargas

Carmen Martinez-Vargas is currently based at the Higher Education and Human Development Research Group (University of the Free State, South Africa) as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. She has several years’ experience working with participatory approaches (participatory methods, methodologies and research processes) within the global north and global south and her PhD project focused on the conceptualization and implementation of a participatory capabilities-based research process to advance socially just higher education. Moreover, her research interest problematizes intersections of decolonization and social justice in the context of human development.

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