Gustavo García-López


Biography

Gustavo is an engaged researcher, educator, and apprentice organizer, from the islands of Puerto Rico (Borikén as the indigenous taínos called it). He has experience in transdisciplinary social-environmental studies, learned from --mostly public-- schools and universities, but also through the environmental and anti-imperialist struggles which he's had the honor to accompany. His work is situated broadly at the intersection of ecology and the political, but he also cultivates inevitable interests in postcolonial/decolonial, Caribbean, island, Puerto Rican and Latin American studies. Some of the themes he engages with are the commons and commoning, autogestion, mutual aid, environmental justice (and climate/energy/water/land justice), territories, communal weavings, just transitions, liberation, sovereignty, and new ecosocial pacts. His praxis seeks to contribute to mobilizing against exploitation and for the systemic changes we need, while co-creating worlds of life for our human and non-human families, to live democratically, equitably, free. He is passionate about planting and being part of encounters. Most recently, he participated in co-organizing the 3-day Post-Extractive Futures event. He is founding member of the JunteGente collective in Puerto Rico (juntegente.org), the Climate Justice Network (climatejusticenetwork.org) and the Undisciplined Environments blog (undisciplinedenvironments.org). He lives uprooted from his lands but finding home and guiding stars in his daughter Maia. He is held in life by broad networks of care and nourishment, of people, spirits, memories, and ecologies.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Villamayor-Tomas, Sergio; García-López, Gustavo; Dalisa, Giacomo (2022), "Social Movements and Commons: In Theory and in Practice", Ecological Economics, 194, 107328 (online)

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Book

Bustos, Beatriz; García-López, Gustavo; Ojeda, Diana; Milanez, Felipe; Engel-Di-Mauro, Salvatore (orgs.) (2022), Routledge Handbook of Latin American Environments. Londres: Routledge

Article in Scientific journal

García-López, Gustavo (2021), "What kind of climate science for what kind of action? Integrating science, community and culture for climate justice", MTb: Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health, 59, 04, 14-15

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