6. Juni 2023
Foto: Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar
Miriam Lang is Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador. Since 2020, she coordinates the master’s in Political Ecology and Alternatives to Development. She holds a PhD in Sociology and a Master's degree in Latin American Studies from the Free University of Berlin. She collaborates with the Latin American Permanent Working Group on Alternatives to Development as well as with social movements and organizations on feminist, environmental and anti-racist issues. Since 2016, she co-coordinates the Global Beyond Development Working Group. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for a Just Global Transition at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, USA. Her research focuses on the critique of development, systemic alternatives and the territorial implementation of Buen Vivir and combines decolonial and feminist perspectives with political economy and political ecology. She coordinated the work of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in the Andean countries between 2010 and 2015. Among her recent publications in English are the article "Buen vivir as a territorial practice. Building a more just and sustainable life through interculturality in Sustainability Science" (2022) as well as "Commoning Care: Feminist Degrowth Visions for a Socio-Ecological Transformation in Feminist Economics" (2021). She is also active in the Ecosocial and Intercultural Pact of the South.
Welcome to Hamburg, Miriam!