Postdoctoral researcher, Chair in Agroecology and Food systems, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya

I’m a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the AGATA project (AXA European Research Funds) at the Chair of Agroecology and Food systems, at the Uvic-UCC. Bachelor in Classical Literature, I moved then to Environmental Sciences linking social and ecological dimensions for investigating global change and I obtained my Degree from the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, and my PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in the area of expertise of Ecological Economics.
I have held research stays at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds (UK) with a pre-doctoral fellowship Marie-Curie Slodovoska, and the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Mediterranean (ICAAM), University of Evora (Portugal), as the postdoctoral researcher. I have also been a two-years postdoctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Madrid and at the Basque Center for Climate Change in the Basque Country. From 2015, I have been participating in the group of experts of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Recently, I’ve obtained the funding for a new research from a Gender-ERANET call on Gender and Climate Change (SEQUAL project 2019-2021).

My research experience and work in collaboration with communities and grassroots organizations has been influencing my transdisciplinary profile, pushing me to explore out of the box on how integrating focus and methods from the social and natural sciences (and arts) as well as from scientific and local/indigenous knowledge systems to study the vulnerability and adaptation of rural agro-food systems to global change. Currently, my line of research focuses on the analysis of socio-institutional innovations, collective actions and the role of traditional and local knowledge in adapting to global environmental, cultural and socioeconomic changes, especially in agricultural and (silvo) pastoral systems of the Mediterranean context and high mountain regions (Andes and Himalayas). Through a perspective of feminist political ecology applied to studies of adaptation and resilience, my research is oriented to understand the dynamics of power that create inequalities, and the differential conditions that create new opportunities in the transformations of social-ecological rural systems.

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    Postdoctoral researcher, Chair in Agroecology and Food systems, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya