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My research and policy analysis in Latin America, Europe, and Central Asia has produced or contributed to 20+ reports, handbooks, and articles published by:

Reports, articles, and participation in research projects


2021, RELAF, UNICEF. Guide of standards for foster care programs for migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking unaccompanied and separated children in Mexico (in Spanish). (author)

2015, RELAF, Save the Children, UNICEF. Report. Migrant Children and Adolescents: An Analysis of the Contexts and Responses of the Services and Protection Policies. (co-author)


Políticas xenófobas en la coyuntura del coronavirus: un análisis del caso húngaro. Observatorio Social del coronavirus del Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales.

La exclusión como política: la reforma del sistema de asilo en Hungría. Blog MigraMundo. (Español) (Português)


2021, Tissera Luna, M.T., Maternowska, M. C., Fry D. Colombia INSPIRE Coordination Course Evaluation – Final report. End Violence Lab at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. (co-author)

2021, Tissera Luna, M.T., Maternowska, M. C., Fry D. Colombia INSPIRE Coordination Course Documentation and Process Guide. End Violence Lab at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. (co-author)

2017, Tissera Luna, M., Totino, E., Zsoldos, A. Unpublished report. Assessment of RELAF’s organizational structure and bottlenecks that limit its impact. School of Public Policy, Central European University.  (co-author)

2017, Tissera Luna, M. Advocacy article. Children living in institutions: a serious human rights issue. The Activist. Edición 2017. HRSI, Budapest, Central European University. (author)

2016, Tissera Luna M. Report. The government and UNICEF- led suicide prevention program in Kyzylorda Oblast, Kazakhstan. UNICEF Kazakhstan Country Office. (author)

2015, RELAF, UNICEF. Report. Forgotten children: macro-institutions in Latin American and the Caribbean. (co-author)

2015, RELAF, UNICEF. Report. Early Childhood and family life. Guide of good practices for the right of young children to live in a family and a community. (co-author)

2014, Hope and Homes for Children, RELAF, UNICEF. Report. The experience of de-institutionalization in Eastern Europe (Romania). (co-author)

2013, RELAF, UNICEF. Report on Discrimination against children in Residential Care Institutions. (co-author)

2011, RELAF. Report on the situation of foster care in Argentina. Preliminary report. (co-author)

2011, RELAF. Report. Institutionalized Childhood and adolescence: making serious Human Rights violations visible. (co-author)



2018, Tissera Luna, M. Article. Child and youth participation in Latin America: the Brazilian case. IINfancia, 6 (Second season). Inter-American Children´s Institute, Organization of American States. (author)

2013, RELAF, UNICEF. Handbook. The voice of the children (original in Spanish). (co-author)


2021, Tissera Luna, M. Book chapter. A deconstruction of the legitimizing discourses of NGOs and international agencies. In: Villalta, Carla (comp.). Childhood, family, and State. Political and legal anthropology studies. Buenos Aires: Antropofagia (in press). (author)

2018, Tissera Luna, M. Article. Concepciones hegemónicas de la infancia en un siglo de movimientos en favor del bienestar de la niñez. Sociedad e Infancias(2). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5209/SOCI.59289 (author).

2014, Tissera Luna, M. The work of children’s rights to establish the protection of children without parental care as a social issue. (the University of Buenos Aires, thesis defended in June 2014). (author)



TEDx Talk How to get rid of orphanages and keep families together | TEDxCEU (Budapest).

Presenter at the Virtual Symoposium “Broadening Humanitarianism: shifting perspectives, realities, and theorizations”: “La economía política de la migración forzada, más allá de la “crisis humanitaria” de la frontera entre EE.UU. y México”. Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN), European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), June 2021.

Presenter at the Eötvös Loránd University’s (Hungary) talk Migration and Human Rights in Latin America: Forced Displacement and Children’s Rights.

Presenter at the 2020 The Conference at the Alternative Academia UK’s End of the World: The political uses of xenophobia: an ethnography of Hungary in the context of the COVID (online, 14 July 2020)

Presenter at the Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Lessons from Hungary’s civil society: Protecting asylum-seeking children amidst the 2015 “migrant” crisis and the asylum system reform (Geneva, October 2019).

Speaker at Neuchâtel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies: The dismantling of an asylum system. Anti-immigration policies and NGO resistance in Hungary (National Center of Competence in Research, University of Neuchâtel, September 2019).

Presenter at the 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference of CLACSO, Latin American Council of Social Sciences: “Child participation and citizenship in Latin America” (Buenos Aires, October 2018).

Invited speaker, the International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation of the University of Nottingham: “Power relationships in the field of NGOs and international agencies devoted to the care and protection of children without parental care” (Nottingham, 3 September 2014).

Presenter at the X MERCOSUR’s Meeting of Anthropology and the VII Jornadas Santiago Wallace de Investigación en Antropología Social: “The international community of children’s rights: the work of international bodies and NGOs to settle the category of ‘children without parental care.” (Buenos Aires and Córdoba, 2013).

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