Professor, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales FLACSO-Ecuador
My work deals with environmental governance in the Andean region and applies a variety of methods to study policy change in areas such as mining, and water management. I am particularly interested in how social actors organize to seek for policy change and how change affects civil society organizations. My current research at UC Davis applies methods from social network analysis to study changes in water partnerships associated with new regulations of water manegement in Ecuador.
Until 2014, my research dealt exclusively with mining governance in Latin America. I have published on conflicts related to large-scale mining and policy change, studdying coalition formation from the Advocacy Coalition Framework perspective.
I received my PhD in Social Sciences from the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences FLACSO in Quito in 2011. From 2011 until 2014 Iectured at the National Institute for Advanced Studies IAEN and the Pontifical Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador.