Associate Postdoc Fellow

Dr Mariana Nardone

Current Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
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Dr. Mariana Nardone joined the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Postdoc Fellow. She conducted her research in Research Unit 2 'Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation' from April 2016 to March 2017.

Research Project at the Centre

Inter-organizational Cooperation Between Governments, UNHCR and NGOs in the Solidarity Resettlement Programme of South America

This field-level empirical study aims to explore how cooperation between governments, international organizations and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) works in the jointly implementation of resettlement programmes for refugees. This will be done by looking at the specific context of the regional 'Solidarity Resettlement Programme' (SRP) in 'non-traditional' or 'emerging' resettlement countries of South America. Despite the SRP has been characterised as an instrument of great potential of refugee protection, and South-South cooperation of States, international and civil society organizations (Brazil Declaration, 2014), the Programme has been recently put on hold. The study will offer an interesting context to understand how inter-organizational cooperation works, considering the perspective of the three main entities involved in the Programme: governments, the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and UNHCR implementing agencies. This study intends to go beyond empirical approaches that tend to emphasize on one of these actors or one side of the inter-organizational relationships only. It is expected to look at the complexity of the tripartite character of the Programme to expand our understanding of the UNHCR-State-NGO relationships in refugee-assistance programmes.

Research Interests

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Refugee Studies
  • United Nations System
  • Latin American Studies
  • Social Capital
  • Isomorphism

Current Projects

  • UNHCR-NGO cooperation


04/2015-12/2015 InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Argentina
Research Area
11/2013-02/2015 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research Fellow
05/2013-10/2013 Youth and Family Services (YFS) / Immigrant Women's Support Service (IWSS), Australia
Research and Assistant Facilitator
01/2013-05/2013 Griffith University, Australia
School of Languages and Linguistics
Research Assistant
04/2004-12/2012 Universidad del Salvador (USAL), Argentina
Department of Sociology
Senior Lecturer / Lecturer
04/2007-03/2012 Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina
PhD in Social Sciences
PhD student (doctoral fellow)
04/2006-03/2007 State Ministry of Human and Social Rights, Argentina
Educational Policy
Project Assistant
2005-2006 National Ministry of Culture, Argentina
Commmunity Development Cultural Programme

Selected Publications

Nardone, M., Correa-Velez, I. (2015): Unpredictability, Invisibility and Vulnerability: Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Minor’s Journeys to Australia, in: Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford University Press.

Nardone, M. (2015): Redes sociales y organizaciones de base. Estudio de caso de una organización de arte comunitario en Buenos Aires, Argentina [Social Networks and Community–based Organizations. Case Study of a Comunity Arts Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina], in: Romero, M. E., Forni, P. (eds.): Teoría y práctica de la sociedad civil en América Latina. Los casos de México y Argentina [Theory and practice of civil society in Latin America. The cases of Mexico and Argentina], Mexico: Universidad de Colima, 127–50.

Forni, P. et al. (2015): Los procesos de organización popular y movimientos sociales en Argentina durante las tres últimas décadas [The Processes of Popular Organization and Social Movements in Argentina During the Last Three Decades], in: Romero, M. E., Forni, P. (eds.): Teoría y práctica de la sociedad civil en América Latina. Los casos de México y Argentina [Theory and practice of civil society in Latin America. The cases of Mexico and Argentina], Mexico: Universidad de Colima, 151–73.

Correa Velez, I., Nardone, M., and Knoetze, K. (2014): Leaving Family Behind: Understanding the Irregular Migration of Unaccompanied Asylum–seeking Minors - a Qualitative Study. Irregular Migration Research Programme Occasional Paper Series 12|2014, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Forni, P. et al. (2014): Los procesos de organización popular y movimientos sociales en las últimas décadas: cambios y continuidades [The Processes of Popular Organization and Social Movements in the Last Three Decades: Changes and Continuity], in: Forni, P., Castronuovo, L. (eds.): Ni punteros ni piqueteros. Organizaciones populares durante el Kirchnerismo [Neither 'Punteros nor ''Piqueteros'. Grassroots organizations during Kirchnerism], Buenos Aires: Edulp,  21–43.

Forni, P., Nardone, M., and Castronuovo, L. (2013): Capital social y organización comunitaria: la urbanización del barrio Almafuerte (Partido de la Matanza) (2002–2012). [Social Capital and Community Organisation: The Urbanisation of the Neighbourhood Almafuert], in: Pilquen 16 (2): 1–14.

Forni, P., Castronuovo, L., and Nardone, M. (2013): Ni piqueteros ni punteros. Procesos de organización comunitaria durante el kirchnerismo. El caso de la urbanización de Villa Palito, La Matanza [Neither 'Piqueteros' nor 'Punteros'. Processes of Grassroots Organization During Kirchnerism. The Case of the Urbanization of Villa Palito, La Matanza], in: POSTData 18 (2): 187–214.

Forni, P., Castronuovo, L., and Nardone, M. (2012): Las organizaciones en red y la generación de capital social. Implicancias para el desarrollo comunitario [Networks and the Generation of Social Capital: Implications for Community Development], in: Miríada 4 (8): 79–106.

Nardone, M. (2011): Arte comunitario: criterios para su definición [Community Arts: Criteria for its Definition], in: Miríada 3 (6): 47–91.

Forni, P., Castronuovo, L., and Nardone, M. (2009): Redes, capital social y desarrollo comunitario. Una aproximación teórico-metodológica [Networks, Social Capital and Community Development. A Theoretical-Methodological Approach], in: Análisis Organizacional 1 (1): 113–46.

Forni, P., Nardone, M. (2007): ¿Cómo generar capital social en contextos de exclusión?: Experiencias de organizaciones comunitarias y sus redes sociales [How to generate social capital in exclusion contexts? [Experiences of Community Organizations and its Social Networks], in: Temas Sociológicos (12): 145–68.

Forni, P., Nardone, M. (2005): Grupos solidarios de microcrédito y redes sociales: sus implicancias en la generación de capital social en barrios del Gran Buenos Aires [Microcredit Solidarity Groups and Social Networks: Its Implications in the Generation of Social Capital in Gran Buenos Aires Neighbourhoods], in: Redes—Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales 9 (5): 1–25.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Social Policies for Latin America Course, Department of Sociology, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (2004–2012)
  • Qualitative Methods Course, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, Guest Lecturer (04/2012)
  • Globalization, Policies and Social Capital, Overseas Study Course, Michigan State University, Argentina, Guest lecturer (06/2011; 06/2005)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations Course, Masters in Social Policies, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, Guest Lecturer (08/2010)
  • Social Capital Workshop, Department of Sociology, Universidad del Salvador (USAL), Argentina, Guest Lecturer (06/2010)

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Human Development Annual Report - Argentina
  • International Labour Organization (ILO), International Training Centre - Argentina

Seminars and Conferences

  • 'Three paintbrushes. Community arts organizations and social capital', Globalization, Policies and Social Capital, Michigan State University–IDICSO, Argentina, 06/2011.
  • '¿Qué es el arte comunitario? Definiciones de la literatura especializada iberoamericana y local' [What is community arts? Definitions from the Ibero American and local literature], VI Jornadas de Sociología, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina, 12/2010.
  • 'Organizaciones comunitarias, redes sociales y capital social en ámbitos de pobreza y exclusión. La relación con el Estado y la incidencia de las organizaciones sobre el desarrollo comunitario. El caso de Villa Palito—Barrio Almafuerte—La Matanza' [Community–based organizations, social networks and social capital in disadvantaged areas. A case study of Villa Palito, La Matanza], VI Jornadas de Sociología, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina, 12/2010.
  • 'Community arts. Una revisión bibliográfica' [Community arts. A literature review], VIII Jornadas de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales del IDICSO, IDICSO, Argentina, 10/2010.
  • 'Arte comunitario: definiciones y aplicaciones' [Community arts. Definitions and implementations], 3º Jornadas Internacionales de Cultura y Desarrollo Social, Argentina, 06/2010.
  • 'Social capital and community arts: a case study of 'the homeless painters', Capital Social: recientes hallazgos e investigaciones en curso, Michigan State University–IDICSO, Argentina, 06-2010.
  • 'Arte comunitario y capital social. El caso de los pintores sin techo' [Community arts and social capital. A case study of homeless painters], Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, su consolidación, articulación en redes, gestión e incidencia en las políticas públicas, Facultad Lationamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina, 05/2010.
  • 'Arte en acción?. Una aproximación a la relación entre arte comunitario, redes y capital social' [Arts in accion? The relationship between community arts, networks and social capital], II Jornadas Interdisciplinarias sobre arte, política y sociedad, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina, 08/2009.
  • 'Las organizaciones en red y la generación de capital social. Implicancias para el desarrollo comunitario' [Organizations networks and the generation of social capital. Its influence in community development], Primer Congreso de Sociólogos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Colegio de Sociólogos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 07/2009.
  • 'El arte comunitario y la transformación del capital social. Estudio de experiencias artísticas grupales en Buenos Aires, Argentina' [Community arts and the transformation of social capital. A case study in Buenos Aires, Argentina], Taller de Investigación, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, 12/2008.


  • German Language Course Scholarship, Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires, Berlin (03/2011–04/2011)
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Argentine National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina (04/2007–03/2012)
  • Scholarship for PhD Studies, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Argentina), Argentina (04/2010–12/2010)
  • FLACSO Award for International Academic Exchange for PhD Students, Facultad Lationamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Argentina), México (09/2009–11/2009)
  • PROFOR Fellowship for Postgraduate students, National Ministry of Education, Argentina (05/2007–12/2008)

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