Dr. P. (Pablo) Isla Monsalve

  • Lecturer
  • Modernity in Latin America
  • Nation building in Latin America
  • Quantitative methodology in research in Latin America

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2061
E-Mail: p.a.isla.monsalve@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Latijns-Amerika studies
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 3
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.03a

Pablo Isla Monsalve conducted his graduate studies in Law at the University of Concepción, Chile. He obtained his Law Degree in 1996 and his professional title of lawyer in 1998. He received an MPhil Degree in Latin American Studies at Leiden University in 2007. He also earned a Master’s Degree of Latin American Linguistics at Leiden University in 2011, and his doctor title in 2012.

Fields of interest

- Nation building in Latin America
- Cultural and national identity and biopolitical issues
- Discourse and biopolitical issues
- Juvenile delinquency and citizen security in Latin America
- Spanish Linguistics and sociolinguistics

Teaching activities

1. Nation building in Latin America
2. Modernity in Latin America
3. Research techniques in Latin America
4. Research Seminar Modern History in Latin America


Dr. Pablo Isla Monsalve has worked as researcher in the design, implementation, and systematization of interdisciplinary research and community intervention projects. This took place in areas such as democratization, human rights, civil and political rights, citizens’ security and developmental cooperation, in Chilean public and private institutions as well as foreign organizations. He has also worked as lawyer in lobbying, advocacy and projects consulting in areas such as juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, gender equity and sexual and reproductive rights, in programmes developed by public and private academic institutions in Chile. He is currently doing research on the fields of immigration, integration, and social participation.
His doctoral thesis Orden y Patria es nuestro lema. Construcción de alteridad en la gramática del legalismo y del enemigo interno en Chile (2012), is an analyse of the discourse about alterity and the figure of the internal enemy in historical perspective in Latin America.

Last Modified: 16-02-2016