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Maywa Montenegro

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

In my research, I draw on political ecology, science and technology studies, and rural political economy in research on transitions to agroecological food systems. My past and present projects span the development of new biotechnologies such as CRISPR/Cas, the emergence of grassroot movement-scientist research partnerships, and politics of knowledge in and around the advancement of agroecology, food and seed sovereignty, and commoning alternatives to intellectual property.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz


  • 2018 
    University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management


UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow