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Kinti* / Pablo Orellana Matute

 Kinti* / Pablo Orellana Matute


Twitter: @kinti_orellana

Supervisors: Professor Kimberly Hutchings (main supervisor), Dr. Holly Ryan

Research topic: The relational politics of Becoming and the dynamic re-constitution of the ‘global’

Research Interests: Political theory, Andean Philosophy, Critical IR Theory, the politics and philosophy of time, the politics of knowledge production.  


  • A. in Political Science and International Affairs, Free University Berlin, Germany.
  • A. in International Affairs (International Public Management), Sciences Po Paris, France.
  • B.A. in International Studies, Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador.                                                      

Work Experience: 

Prior to joining SPIR, Kinti served as lecturer in International Relations and Political Science in Ecuador at the Universidad del Azuay (UDA) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). He has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Secretariat of Human Rights of Ecuador and has fieldwork and journalistic experience around environmental and indigenous rights issues across Ecuador.

He is currently an editorial board member of Millennium: Journal of International Studies and senior editor of undergraduate Ecuadorian journals on politics and international relations (El Outsider, USFQ; Prisma: Revista de Estudios Internacionales, UDA).


  • Orellana Matute, Pablo. “Alternative Global Entanglements: ‘Detachment from Knowledge’ and the Limits of Decolonial Emancipation,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies 49, no. 3 (2021): 498–529.

Funding: Recipient, QMUL Principal’s Studentship 2021

*Kichwa-kañari (indigenous) self-identification 


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