Celia Szusterman is member of the Pro Mujer UK Board of Trustees. After studying Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires, she got an MA on Social Policy Planning at the University of Essex (UK) and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford. For 35 years she taught Latin American and Development studies at the University of Westminster, and was director of the Argentine Studies Programme at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Celia is now Director of The Institute for Statecraft where she is developing a Latin America Programme, with a focus on violence and youth unemployment in El Salvador, and including public health issues such as prevention of dengue fever in Bolivia.
Author of a book on the failure of the first democratic government in Argentina after the fall of Perón (Frondizi and the Politics of Developmentalism, Macmillan, 1986), Celia continues to write on issues of democracy and civil rights in Argentina. She is frequently on BBC, Al Jazeera, and Dutch, Austrian and Argentine radio on Latin American issues.
She is an Associate Fellow at the UCL Latin American Institute, and Senior Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford.