(Beginning Fall 2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Sciences Foundation (2007-2009).
Gabriela Valdivia’s research is situated at the intersection of political ecology and critical resource geography and examines environmental governance in the Andean-Amazon region, specifically Ecuador and Bolivia. Broadly, her research interests include: how systems of representation and meaning shape environmental governance; the articulation of identity politics and resource use decision-making; relationships between the materiality of life, mobilization, and territoriality; and the mundane and spatio-temporal dimensions of environmental governance. Her work has been published in Alternatives: Global, Local, Political; Environment and Planning A; Gender, Place, Culture; and Political Geography.