Gustavo García-López


Nota biográfica

Gustavo is an engaged scholar from Puerto Rico with a transdisciplinary social-environmental sciences training, building on institutional analysis, environmental policy and planning, and political ecology approaches. His research and practice centers on issues related to grassroots collective action initiatives that seek to advance transformations towards more just and sustainable worlds. His work has been geographically focused in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and most recently in Portugal and Spain, though he also engages in global and transnational comparative analyses. He is currently Assistant Researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra (funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation- FCT under the Individual Scientific Stimulus Program). He also holds the 2019-2021 Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. Between 2015-2019, he was Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Planning at the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras (currently on leave). Previous to that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow (Experienced Researcher) in the European Network of Political Ecology, a European Commission-funded Marie Curie International Training Network (MSCA-ITN). He holds a PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from Indiana University-Bloomington (with concentrations in Environmental Policy and Institutional Analysis), a Masters in Environmental Policy from Cambridge University (UK), and a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Geography from the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras. He is engaged in various collaborative research-action networks and civil society initiatives related to community-based initiatives for sustainability and environmental justice. He is a member of the Climate Justice Network (https://www.climatejusticenetwork.org/), an international collaboration between US and Global South scholars, practitioners and activists on climate justice research and education; and of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society's (PECS) Collaborative Governance Working Group (https://pecs-science.org/collaborative-governance-and-management/), which developed comparative research with the aim of understanding and strengthening collaborative ecosystem governance. He is a member of the governing board of JunteGente (juntegente.org), a space of encounters of grassroots movements against disaster capitalism and for another Puerto Rico possible in the aftermath of hurricane Maria; and of Emerge Puerto Rico, an initiative of community-based climate change education for youth-led adaptability and action. And he is co-founding member of the editorial collective of the Undisciplined Environments political ecology blog (undisciplinedenvironments.org).


Últimas Publicações

Artigo em Revista Científica

García-López, Gustavo (2020), "Reflections on disaster colonialism: Response to Yarimar Bonilla's 'The wait of disaster'", Political Geography, 78

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Capítulo em Livro

García López, Gustavo A.; Navas, Grettel (2019), Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation, in Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope (org.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. Springer International Publishing, 1-24

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Artigo em Revista Científica

García-López, Gustavo A. (2019), "Rethinking elite persistence in neoliberalism: Foresters and techno-bureaucratic logics in Mexico's community forestry", World Development, 120, 169-181