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Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos

Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow

I am a Researcher at ICTA-UAB and currently a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. I hold a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a MSc in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB), a MSc in Geographic Information Systems (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC), a postgraduate degree in economics and the Environment (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM), and a BSc in Economics and Business (UAB). I define myself as an ecological economist.

My research interests are environmental justice, creative activism and intersectionality, socioeconomic dimensions of biodiversity, and ecosystem service assessment. Pursuing these interests provided me with field experience in regions of Europe, Latin America and the US, and South East Asia. The ensuing publications focus on biodiversity conservation, environmental conflicts, water management and agro-ecosystems. My teaching and research supervision address topics in ecological economics, environmental justice, political ecology and biocultural diversity.

In the past, I could demonstrate that resistances to corporation power in environmental conflicts generate network effects beyond direct local connections. I also established that anti-extractive resistances result in proposals that mobilise agendas for systemic change. The question of how this happens remains open and provides motivation for my current work.

Nowadays I am investigating how artistic creations and multimedia represent and support transformative or restorative initiatives in environmental conflicts under various conditions of violence. I am interested in working with people who wants to explore similar research avenues.

Publications

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