Warmly welcome to an open lecture “Mining Extractivism and Community Conflicts in Chile” with Gloria L Gallardo Fernández, Professor emerita Södertörn University!
This lecture is a collaboration with the CEMUS course The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation.
When: October 24 kl. 13.15-15.00
Where: Room Småland, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, see map here: https://link.mazemap.com/wvDuIBvN
About Gloria L Gallardo Fernández
After university studies in Chile, Poland and México, I obtained my PhD degree in Sociology at Uppsala University (Sweden), where I was also promoted to associate professor. I was promoted to professor in Environmental Sciences at Södertörn University. In a nutshell, my research focuses on the use of natural resources in the interface between rural and global, the redefinition of land and sea ownership/possession with a focus on agro-pastoral communities and small-scale fishing.
Before moving to Södertörn University, I was the Director of Research Studies for Cemus Research Forum (Cefo), part of the Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) – an educational and research platform for interdisciplinary studies on sustainable development jointly funded by Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). I was appointed in 2000, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Rural Development Studies at SLU, where I was also Program Director for the International Masters Program in Development Research, Application and Theory (MADRAT). In addition, I have worked, among others, as a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, and at the Department of Ecological Economics at Mälardalen University.
My present research concerns the political economy and ecology of mining conflicts in Chile together with an interdisciplinary group of researchers with the aim to develop theory and methodology to support empirical research involving co-production of knowledge and sustainable transformation strategies related to natural resource access and use.
I work presently as Senior Lecturer and professor in Environmental Sciences with focus on Global Development Studies at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies (NMT), where I teach in various courses such as Modern Development Theories, Research Design, Qualitative Methods, B-level Essay Writing, Contemporary Development Theories, etc. I am presently member of the Educational Advisory Group of ACCESS’s Research school − an academic collaboration between fourteen Chilean and Swedish universities and contact person for ACCESS at Södertörn University.