PhD in Social Anthropology by the University of Barcelona (2016) based on an ethnography carried out between 2008 and 2015 with the Kukama-Kukamiria indigenous population from the Marañón River, Peru. The thesis won the Extraordinary PhD Award. Her pioneering investigation investigates aquatic cosmology, fishing culture and socio-environmental conflict in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and its zone of influence. She has collaborated with public institutions and other organizations in carrying out research in the areas of environment, international cooperation, among others topics as women in prison, and youth. She has carried out research stays at the University of Costa Rica and in Peru, financed by AECID and CNRS (France). Nowadays she is still doing research on environmental issues about Peruvian Amazon, although in 2018 started a new line of study in Anthropology of Food. From 2017, she is a member of the Research Group: Grup d'Antropologia Social from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (2017 SGR 00023). She has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Lleida, and is currently assistant professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has published several books, book chapters and articles derived from her research, all of them in open access.
Research interests: Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Amazonia, Food, Gender.
PhD in Social Anthropology
Research interests: Memory, education, dictatorship, violence, gender, human rights.
Mercedes Serrano Miguel
PhD in Social Anthropology.
Research interests: mental health