Doctor of Social Science

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I am an interdisciplinary scholar with a research interests in Indigenous politics, environmental and feminist movements, struggles over territory and natural resource extraction, climate migration, and decolonial thought in Latin America.

I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen in Germany. Currently I am a Visitor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. From 2020 to 2021 I was a Visiting Instructor of Anthropology and Sociology and of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

I am co-editor of a translated book by the Bolivian sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Ch’ixinakax utxiwa: Eine Reflexion über Praktiken und Diskurse der Dekolonisierung (Unrast Verlag, 2018). My publications include “Indigenous Women’s Activism, Ecofeminism, and Extractivism: Partial Connections in the Ecuadorian Amazon” (Politics and Gender, 2019) and “Decolonizing the Anti-Extractive Struggle: Amazonian Women’s Practices of Forest-Making in Ecuador” (Journal of International Women’s Studies, 2020).