Pilar Domingo

Global Fellow

Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Pilar Domingo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in the Politics and Governance Program. Previously she has held positions at the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London, University of Salamanca in Spain, Queen Mary, University of London and the Centro de Investigaciones y Docencia Economica in Mexico. She holds a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford. Since joining ODI she has worked on a number of law, rights, governance and institutional change, and women’s political empowerment issues, increasingly in connection to situations of conflict and fragility; and on the role of international actors in supporting change process relating to these.

Her research currently focuses on law and politics, and spans a number of thematic areas. These include: the politics of rule of law development; recourse to law, legal change and justice mechanisms to contest power inequalities or advance different rights battles; transitional justice; gender, law and political change, including gender-responsive approaches to post-conflict/post authoritarian transition processes and to peacebuilding and statebuilding. Pilar has led and participated in a number of multi-year and multi-country research projects and evaluations of international practice on these issues, working with a range of multi and bi-lateral donor organisations and research consortia.



Truth Commissions and Sexual Violence: African and Latin American Experiences
2021 - 2024

Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States
2017 - 2022

Juridification and Social Citizenship
2011 - 2020