Míriam Juan-Torres González 


Míriam Juan-Torres González is a multidisciplinary researcher, writer, and public speaker with expertise on authoritarian populism, polarization, and human rights.

She currently works as the Head of Research at OBI's Democracy & Belonging Forum at UC Berkeley, and advisor to Our Common Home. She also worked as a senior researcher for More in Common, where she was the co-author of “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape” and the lead author of “Britain’s Choice: Common Ground and Division in 2020s Britain” and has worked as an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where she teaches courses on human rights and international criminal law. She has also contributed as a consultant to a variety of projects across the globe and is a board member of FundiPau, Foundation for Peace in Catalonia and co-chair of the Board of the Belong Network in the UK.

Míriam has fieldwork experience in Ghana and Colombia, where she worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and interned at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

She holds a master in Global Affairs from Yale University and a law degree from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.  



Seeding a Global Network for Migration and Belonging in 2024 and Beyond
Our movements for liberation cannot be successful without addressing migration, and the question of borders. This interactive workshop invites leaders from diverse fields (social justice, democracy, climate, culture and narrative strategy, development, philanthropy, and more) to consider what might be possible if we take a more integrated and global approach to the question of migration: can we see our movements for liberation as united in advancing an expansive vision of belonging? Migration raises questions that are central to our movements for liberation: who belongs? Who decides? Who has a...
Leaning into Paradox: How We Can Block, Bridge & Build Our Democratic Future Together
We are facing a moment in history that requires us to develop new organizing modalities. We have to come together to block the threats we are facing to our democratic values, we need to bridge across differences to foster broad-based movements with the widest participation, and we have to build together the future we want to live within our communities. In the quest to realize belonging for all, protect democracy, and combat authoritarian populism, movements have to be and do several things at once: how do we step into the many paradoxes of being both in resistance and restorative? How do we...