Carlos is a Development Studies researcher working on the politics of sustainable human development in the Global South. Since 2019, he works as Senior Teaching Fellow and Researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and teaches part-time for the online MSc in Human-Development at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Argentina). His research focuses on how social power shapes poor and vulnerable people’s opportunities for sustainable human development in the midst of local and global power shifts between US, China and the EU shaping natural resource governance across Latin America and especially in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Central America.
Before joining SOAS, Carlos worked as Research Associate in Development Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Carlos has taught several development courses including Development Economics, Economics & Politics of Development and Global Environmental Issues and Concerns. His PhD in Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick explored the ‘Water Politics in El Salvador’ (2015) and drew on his experience working as Central America’s Political Advocacy Officer for OXFAM (2007-10) leading social justice and human right-to-water campaigns. Carlos worked on Global Governance and Democracy projects at the University of Warwick (2010-2015) and holds an MA in Politics of Alternative Development from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2005-6) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development from Valencia University, Spain (2004 -2005) Carlos gained his BA in Economics from the University of Central America in El Salvador where he also worked as a Researcher and Lecturer in Development Economics (2001-2004). Carlos was born in El Salvador and resides in the UK.