Maywa Montenegro

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis

With a background in molecular biology and science journalism, my work combines political ecology, geography, and STS in studies of the knowledge politics underpinning access to crop genetic resources. This research complements my broader interests in decolonizing trajectories in food systems, including commons, agroecology and food sovereignty. My current focus is on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technologies in agriculture and food systems.

Experience

  • –present
    UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis

Education

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

Honours

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow