Angélica Montes Montoya

GRECOL-ALC co-director


Dr. Angélica Montes Montoya is French-Colombian, she holds a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy (Université Paris 8) and a Master’s degree in Latin-American Societies Studies (Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3). She is currently teaching within the Department of Languages and Cultures, ESSEC Business School. Angélica is an associate researcher at The Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE-ESSEC) where she leads the Latin Americas program.

Angélica also teaches at the Université Paris 13 Sorbonne Cité and is a member of the research laboratory “Contemporary Logics of Philisophy – LLCP” (Université Paris 8) and of the Universitary Network for the Evaluation of the Quality of Superior Education (RUECA – Colombia).

Focus of research

Angélica works on the issues raised by the “sustained tensions” of political multiculturalism, interculturality, agonistic democracy, cosmopolitism and creolization, and the Colombian conflict. She is regularly invited to teach in Mexico and Colombia.

Recent publications

Angélica is the author of several book chapters and of papers published in academic journals in France, Colombia, Mexico, Rumania, and the Czech Republic.

  • 2016 “La diversidad cultural colectiva en tensión sostenida : una mirada desde la democracia agonista de Mouffe”, in Actas Sociologicas n° 71, septiembre-diciembre, Universidad Nacional de México – UNAM, México.
  • 2016 “The politicization of black identities and “agonistic democracy” : a comparative analysis of France and Colombia », in Perspectivas internacionales, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Vol. 11, N° 2, Cali, Colombie, p. 41- 86.
  • 2015 La Représentation du Noir dans la Colombie contemporaine : essai sur le cas de Carthagène des Indes, Collection Recherches Amériques Latines, L’Harmattan, Paris.


Reflection and Study Group on Colombia (GRECOL)

Research Group - America Programme
Published at 5 February 2018