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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Senior university lecturer in Development Studies, Faculty of Social Science, and Adjunct Professor in Development Geography, Faculty of Sciences.

Current working areas: global development, environmental politics, socio-ecology of water, land rights, ecological knowledges, intercultural education, post-colonial and decoloniality, indigenous peoples, community-based conservation, tourism platforms. Countries: Ecuador, Italy, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco.

Ongoing research:


1) Eco-Cultural Pluralism in quality education in Ecuadorian Amazonia: (Academy of Finland 2018-2022) https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ecocultures-ecuador/

2) Decolonising Development: Research, Teaching and Practice (CA19129 - EU/COST Network 2020-2023)

3) Tourism gentrification and platforms (Faculty of Social Sciences 2019)

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Global Development Studies
  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • 517 Political science
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Mediterranean
  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.