Tatiana Suarez


Professional Biography

Tatiana has worked in several higher education institutions in the UK and Colombia, and has also worked as a language tutor for the Foreign Office and the London Metropolitan Police. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study- University of London and a London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) scholar. Her main research topic is Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Colombia. She has been actively involved in assessments, exam setting, curriculum design, materials' development and research. 


  • MPhil/PhD in Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, since 2016
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2017
  • MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development, University College London, 2014
  • MA in TEFL University of North London, London, 2002  
  • BA (Hons) in Modern Languages University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 1994

Relevant Past Employment

  • Spanish Lecturer. University of West London - London (2013)
  • Spanish Lecturer, London Business School - London (2011)
  • Course Conveyor, London Metropolitan Police (2011)
  • Spanish Lecturer, King's College London (2010)
  • Editor and Language Consultant, BBC Active - London (2008)
  • Spanish Language Lecturer, FCO Services – London (2007)
  • Spanish Lecturer, Southwark College – London (2002)
  • EFL Teacher, Polytechnic Grancolombiano – Bogotá (1998)
  • EFL Teacher, University of El Rosario - Bogotá (1996)


  • Suarez, T., De Lafuente, M. & Calder, S. (2008) Get by in Latin American Spanish. London: BBC Active
  • Suarez, T. and Lecumberri. E. (2012) ‘La Simulación Global en el Contexto de una Clase de Lengua y Contenido’. MarcoELE. 16. pp 66- 74.

Other Outputs

Editor and Language Consultant, BBC Active, London, UK, 2008

Conference Papers Given

  • Suarez, T (2017) Colombian Non-State Armed Groups: Alternative Systems of Governance and Contested Sovereignty. Conference: ‘Examining the question of peace and violence in Colombia’. Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Newcastle University, Newcastle UK
  • Suarez, T (2015) Colombia at Odds with Latin America’s Left Turn: Exclusion, Repression and Stigmatization of the Colombian Left. Conference: ‘Democracy and Participation in Latin America’. University of Sussex, Brighton UK
  • Lecumberri, E and Suarez, T (2012) La Simulación Global en una Clase de Contenido y Lengua: Aprendizaje en Cooperación y Mejoramiento de Destrezas Comunicativas. Conference: ‘II Encuentro para Profesores de Centros Universitarios y Centros Formadores de ELE de Londres’. Westminster University, London, UK
  • Suarez, T (2011) Facebook: distractor o herramienta útil en la clase de lengua. Conference: ‘I Encuentro para Profesores de Centros Universitarios y Centros Formadores de ELE de Londres’. Regents College, London, UK
  • Grants Awarded
  • Postgraduate Students Research and Fieldtrip Grant, One thousand pounds, Institute of the Americas, UCL, 2014

Research Supervision

Tatiana supervises students’ dissertations of the BA in International Business Management degree

Research Interests

  • Conflict resolution and peace-building in Colombia
  • Post-Conflict Societies
  • Transitional justice
  • Education in Higher Education

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Latin American Studies
  • Member of the Latin American Studies Association
  • Teaching & Course Development

Teaching & Course Development


  • Spanish for International Business BaM Faculty, Regents University
  • Spanish Courses for Direct Study and Advanced Conversational Spanish HAAS Faculty, Regents University
  • Spanish for MBA students, London Business School
  • Spanish for GCSE, Southwark college

Course Development:

  • Latin American Culture, Connect Suite, RILC, Regents University
  • Spanish for International Hotel Management, University of West London
  • Distance Spanish tuition for senior diplomats and ambassadors, FCO
  • Blended Spanish Courses for front-line policing and crime specialists, Metropolitan Police


Tatiana has examined candidates to the Diploma of Business Spanish Examination for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid (2012 & 2013).