María López Belloso

María López Belloso


University of Deusto


María López (PhD) is a lecturer and researcher at the Social and Human Sciences Faculty at the University of Deusto, qualified as a Private University Professor and Associate Professor by Unibasq and with a six-year research period. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Deusto, MA in Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and a PhD in Human Rights earned at the same University. Her thesis on Truth, justice and reparation processes for victims of forced disappearance in Western Sahara received the Brunet Prize in 2017. Her professional career has been linked to teaching and research. She lectures at the Social and Human Sciences Faculty at the University of Deusto and coordinates the Cluster of Human Rights and New Technologies in the European Master in Human Rights and Democratization and in the module on Legal Analytics in the Master of Laws in International Legal. Her research is especially focused on the interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to human rights violations and gender equality. She has participated in several international research projects such as H2020 Gearing Roles, RESISTIRE or Socio Bee.

  • Human Rights
  • Transitional Justice
  • Gender Equality
  • New Technologies
  • PhD on Human Rights Ethical, Social and Political Challenges., 2017

    University of Deusto

  • Diploma of Advanced Studies on International Public Law and International Relations, 2007


  • Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA), 2004

    University of Deusto

  • Bachelor in Law, 2002

    University of Deusto


Human Rights


Gender Equality


New Technologies



EMA Master on Human Rights
University of Venezia
Jan 2019 – Present Italy
  • Coordination of the Cluster on Human Rights and New Technologies
  • Module on Human Right to Health and New Technologies
Public International Law
University of Deusto
Jan 2019 – Jan 2020 Bilbao
Social and Human Sciences Faculty.
On Line Master on Strategies, agents and cooperation for development policies
Public Institutions and NGOS in Cooperation for Development
Jan 2019 – Jan 2020 Bilbao
Social and Human Sciences Faculty.
Public International Law Lecturer
Jan 2011 – Jan 2012 Bilbao
Social and Human Sciences Faculty.
Financial Law Lecturer
Jan 2011 – Jan 2012 Bilbao
Social and Human Sciences Faculty.


RESISTIRÉ (Responding to outbreaks through co-creative inclusive equality strategies and collaboration) is an EU-funded project that aims to reduce gendered inequalities caused by policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. For two years starting in April 2021, ten European partners and a wider network of national researchers will collect, analyse, and translate extensive data into a new research agenda, advocacy, policy recommendations, and innovative pilot actions to foster a fairer recovery.
VOICES is a COST Action that aims to increase the visibility of inequalities faced by Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) from a gender perspective, and to promote a sustainable dialogue between YRIs and stakeholders in the research ecosystem at the systemic level (European & national policy-makers) and at the institutional level (senior researchers, academic managers) by creating a community of gender equality practitioners composed of various stakeholders (YRIs, independent researchers, academic managers, organizations) across Europe.
SOCIO-BEE proposes that community engagement and social innovation combined with Citizen Science (CS) through emerging technologies and playful interaction can bridge the gap between: 1. the capacity of communities to adopt more sustainable behaviours, breaking the cognitive myopia, 2. between the citizen intentions and the real behaviour to act in favour of the environment (in this project, to reduce air pollution). Furthermore, community engagement can raise other citizens’ awareness of climate change and their own responses to it, through experimentation, better monitoring, and observation of the environment.
Gender Equality Actions in Research Institutions to traNsform Gender ROLES (GEARING-Roles) is a strong multidisciplinary consortium of 10 European academic and non-academic partners that will design, implement, and evaluate 6 Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) following the steps described in the GEAR tool (define, plan, act and check) with the firm objective of challenging and transforming gender roles and identities linked to professional careers, and work towards real institutional change.

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Recent Publications

(2022). Humorarium. Propuesta de utilización del humor feminista para contrarrestar las resistencias a la igualdad de género. XV Congreso de Ciencia Política y de la Administración.

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(2021). La transversalización de la perspectiva de género en las asignaturas de Derecho Internacional Público. La experiencia de la Universidad de Deusto y del Proyecto GEARING Roles.. Innovación docente y renovación pedagógica en las disciplinas de Derecho internacional (público/privado) y Relaciones Internacionales.

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