10 November 2022
From 19 November 2022 until 5 December 2022 four researchers from Colombia will be guests of our Centre.
Nelsa de la Hoz:
Nelsa de la Hoz is a Colombian researcher, she is a biologist from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and holds a Master's degree and PhD in anthropology from Universidad de Los Andes. Her main research interest is the relationship between nature and society from the perspective of the dialogue of knowledge. She has more than twenty years of experience Co-design and implementation of research projects with indigenous people in the Colombian Amazon and Orinoquia. She is an advisor to different Colombian Non-governmental organizations, and her current research is focused on biocultural knowledge and climate justice.
Laura María Gutiérrez Escobar:
Laura María Gutiérrez Escobar holds a BA in History (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), a Masters in Latin American Studies (University of Texas at Austin) and a PhD in Anthropology (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). She is assistant professor at Instituto de Bioética, Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). She is interested in critically analyzing the relationships among society, technology, and the more-than-human from the perspective of bioethics and anthropology. She has studied socio-enviromental conflicts around the use of agrobiotechnology and carried out ethnographic research with peasant, afro-descendant, and indigenous peoples on initiatives for agroecology and food/seed sovereignty in Colombia. Currently, she is researching the contributions and dangers of REDD+ and carbon markets to enviromental justice and territorial rights of indigenous peoples in the Colombian Amazon.
Nathalia Hernández Vidal:
The research of Nathalia Hernández Vidal examines how technology and law produce intersecting inequalities and the role that social movements have in challenging and transforming prominent technoscientific regimes. She does so by putting in conversation the frameworks and analytic tools provided by environmental sociology, critical race and indigenous studies, and science and technology studies. She focuses specifically on the study of agri-environmental regimes in Latin America and the struggles for agri-environmental and climate justice in the region. Her current project studies the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation initiative (REDD) in indigenous territories. The project focuses on the REDD+ Selva de Matavén project located in the Selva de Matavén Unified Reserve, a transitional ecosystem between the Orinoquía and the Amazon biomes and the territory of six indigenous groups (With Gutiérrez Escobar, L. Assistant professor, Institute of Bioethics, Universidad Javeriana at Bogotá, Colombia), Silva Garzón, D (Postdoctoral Fellow Geneva Graduate Institute) and De la Hoz, N. (Independent Scholar and consultant, Fundación Gaia Amazonas in Bogotá, Colombia.)
Diego Silva Garzón:
Diego Silva is an economist and anthropologist (PhD – IHEID 2017) working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Environmental Studies in Geneva. His work is located at the intersection of science and technology studies, environmental and economic anthropology, and political ecology. Diego's current research agenda includes: 1) the anthropological study of climate change mitigation initiatives and carbon accounting interventions in the context of food and energy crises; and 2) the socio-technical analysis of agrarian commodity networks and the rural conflicts surrounding the deployment of agricultural innovations in Latin America. Diego is section editor of Grassroots from the Journal of Political Ecology and part of the editorial board of Alternautas
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