Nieves Zúñiga is Land Portal’s Country Research and Engagement Consultant for Latin America. She has more than 15 years of experience as qualitative researcher on governance including fieldwork in Latin America and Africa. Nieves worked on land corruption, among other topics, for Transparency International Secretariat, and on anti-corruption policies during her post-doc at the University of Nottingham. She received her MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex, in the UK. For many years she worked on indigenous rights and demands regarding land and recognition mainly in Latin America. Nieves has a background in journalism. Currently she works as a consultant for a variety of organisations and institutions.