Gloria Zapata-Restrepo is the UNESCO Chair in Arts, Education and Culture of Peace at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Colombia. She is the Director of their Master of Arts, Education and Peace Studies at University Foundation Juan N. Corpas, Colombia. Her areas of expertise include performing arts psychology and war-displaced children. With a doctorate on the effects of music on children’s socio-emotional development, she is currently Principal Investigator for the project ‘Artistic Identities of Ex-Combatants: Narratives, Education, Creation and Appropriation of Arts Practices for the Post-Peace Agreement in Colombia’.
Gloria is also President of the Colombian Society of Research in Music Psychology and Education. Member of UNITWIN in Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development.