Events and Presentations

Conferences

  • “‘Environmental crisis’, Politics, knowledge, and democratization processes”, International Congress of Climate Change (CCC), National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina, 28 June 2019.
  • “Waters in conflict: Politics, rights and democratic struggle in regressive times” (in Portuguese), Simposium “Water, Power and Territory”, XVIII National Meeting of the National Association of Post-graduate Studies and Research on Urban and Regional Planning (ENANPUR), “Times in/of Transformation – Utopias”, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, 29 May 2019.
  • “Waters in conflict: Politics, rights and democratic struggle in regressive times”, Special Seminar “Water, Politics and Extractivism”, University of Guanajuato, Campus Leon, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, 15 May 2019.
  • “Water, inequality, and elusive democracy in South America”, Special Seminar on “Research in South America: Challenges and Opportunities”, Coventry University Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry, United Kingdom, 30 April de 2019.
  • “Water and citizenship: challenges and opportunities facing the democratization of essential public services” (in Spanish), International Conference “Water, Environmental Justice and Peace”, University of the Valley (UNIVALLE), Cali, Colombia, 14 November 2018.
  • “Opportunities and challenges in the processes of democratization of water Politics” (in Spanish), Cycle Water Memorial, “Geo(-hydro)politics of Water in the XXI Century”, Municipality of Barcelona, Barcelona, 23 October 2018.
  • “Urban waters and democratization in Latin America: Proposals for an urgent debate” (in Spanish), Cycle “Water and Metropolis”, Casa Amèrica Catalunya, Barcelona, 29 November 2017.
  • “Social struggles over water and the democratization process in Latin America” (in Spanish), International Seminar “Economic Diversity and Socio-environmental Common Goods: Emergent Futures”, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile, 20 November 2017.
  • “The transformations of the ‘scientific spirit’: the challenge of producing knowledge on ‘the semiarid’” (in Portuguese), II International Congress on the Diversity of the Semiarid (CONIDIS), Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, 8 November 2017.
  • “Structural inequality and the democratization process: the political character of the environmental sanitation crisis” (in Portuguese), VII Seminar of “Environmental Justice, Racial Equality, and Education”, University of the Greater Rio (UNIGRANRIO) and Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 August 2017.
  • “Structural inequality and microcephaly: the social determination of an epidemics” (in Portuguese), Thematic Seminar: “Public Health and development: tentative dialogues in the context of the arboviruses in the semiarid region”, State University of Paraiba (UEPB), Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, 16 August 2017.
  • “Water ‘crisis’”: epistemic obstacles facing the complexity and multidimensionality of the problem” (in Portuguese) , III Symposium of Environmental Law of the Northeast Region, Federal University of Paraiba, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil, 10 August 2017.
  • “Challenges for the implementation of the human right to water: lessons for the region”, Public Conversation on “the Human Right to Water in Paraguay” (in Spanish), Catholic University, Asuncion, Paraguay, 15 March de 2017.
  • “Unequal ecological exchange and the democratization process in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Portuguese), I International Congress “Environmental Crisis and Complexity: looking at the Future”, Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB), João Pessoa, Brazil, 10 August 2016.
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  • “Water inequality and injustice, conflicts, and struggles: a conceptual and empirical analysis (in Portuguese)”, International Seminar Risks of Water-related Disasters: Applicability of the conceptual basis of the Human and Social Sciences to concrete cases (in Portuguese), Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 November 2014.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), Inaugural Member Conference, Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Mexico City, Mexico, 10 June 2014.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Portuguese), Special Conference, Invited Chair of the Institute of Transdisciplinary Advanced Studies (IEAT), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 10 September 2013.
  • “Challenges confronting the democratization process in Latin America: the case of socio-environmental injustice and inequality” (in Spanish), International Seminar Latin America and the European Union in the new International Context, Institute of Latin American Studies (IELAT), University of Alcala de Henares and Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Alcala de Henares, Spain, 27 May 2013.
  • “Socio-ecological inequality and injustice: blind spot of democratic politics in Latin America (and beyond)?”, International Congress Beyond The Crisis: Sociology Facing New Forms of Risk, Uncertainty and Precarity, Executive Committee, International Sociological Association (ISA), Research Committee on Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, 12-13 March 2013.

Sessions organized in international events

  • “Socio-ecological Violences, Resistances, and Struggles: Historical Comparative Analyses”, Working Group: WG02 Historical and Comparative Sociology, Third Forum of Sociology The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, International Sociological Association (ISA), Vienna, 10-14 July 2016.
  • “Socio-ecological Struggles and Emergent Innovations in the Sociogenesis of Democratic Futures”, Research Committee: RC07 Futures Research, Third Forum of Sociology The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, International Sociological Association (ISA), Vienna, 10-14 July 2016.
  • “Socio-ecological crises and emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean and their impact on the continent’s democratization process” (in Spanish), XXIX Congress of the Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS), Social Crises and Emergencies in Latin America, Santiago, Chile, 30 September to 4 October 2013.
  • “Why bother about inequality?”, Working Group: WG02 Historical and Comparative Sociology, XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, International Sociological Association (ISA), Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July 2014.

Participation in round tables and debates

  • “Challenges and opportunities facing Latin America in meeting the SDGs for water and sanitation”, Edinburgh Latin American Forum 2019, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 4 February 2019.
  • “Challenges and opportunities in the struggle for the right to water” (in Spanish), Congress “Environmental and Health Equity. Connecting Local Alternatives in a Global Worlds”, 7th Congress of the International Association of Ecology and Health (ECOHEALTH), and 3rd Latin American Meeting of Public Health, Cali, Colombia, 16 August 2018.
  • “Socio-ecological violences, resistances, and orders”, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, International Sociological Association (ISA), Toronto, Canada, 16 July 2018.
  • “Water, rights and utopias: priorities in the process of democratization of water politics” (in Portuguese), National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca (ENSP), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4 July 2018.
  • “Democratization of the policies of management of and access to essential water and sanitation services” (in Spanish), Seminar “Water and Democracy”, National University of Asuncion (UNA), Asuncion, Paraguay, 27 June 2018.
  • “Opportunities and challenges facing the democratization of water politics and management (in Spanish)”, National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24 April 2018.
  • “Confronting the dynamics of inequality: the protection of the population as a right and a public responsibility (in Portuguese)”, 2nd International Seminar of Civil Protection and Defense “The Importance of Public Policies in the Reduction of Risks and Disasters”, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 13 March 2018.
  • “Democratizing the politics, management, and access to essential water and sanitation services” (in Spanish), International Seminar Derecho Humano al Agua (Human Right to Water), Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City, 23-24 February 2017. Watch here the video of this presentation (minutes 39.06 to 58.36).
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  • “Socio-ecological inequality and injustice as obstacles to the democratic integration process in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), International Workshop potentialities of the Autonomous Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Research Network on the Latin American and Caribbean Integration (REDIALC), University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 7 December 2016.
  • “Common Goods, Citizenship and Democratization in Latin America” (in Spanish), International Seminar: The Challenges of Community Management of Rural Water, Cali, Colombia, 9 November 2016.
  • “Socio-ecological inequalities and democratization processes” (in Portuguese), Round table Integrated and Systemic Understanding of Risks, I Brazilian Congress of Reduction of Disaster Risks (I CBRRD), Curitiba, Brazil, 13 October 2016.
  • “The struggle for the democratization of water politics and management: a theoretical and empirical analysis (in Portuguese)”, International Seminar of Civil Defence The Role of Science and Technology in the Reduction of Risks and Disasters, State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), University of the South of Santa Catarina (UNISUL), and State Secretary of Civil Defence of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 20 May 2016.
  • “Structural socio-ecological inequality and public policies” (in Portuguese), Round Table Structural Inequality and Microcephaly: the social determination of an epidemic (in Portuguese), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 1 April 2016. Watch here the video of this presentation (starting at minute 1.49.22)
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  • “Inequality and development”, Round table on “Glocal powers and democracy: It is possible to have development?” (in Portuguese), pre-ALAS Recife “perspectives of post-Development in Latin America”, Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS) and Federal University of pernambuco (UFpE), Recife, Brazil, 21 November 2014.
  • “Socio-Ecological Inequality and Injustice: Blind Spot of Democratic politics in Latin America (and Beyond)?”, XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, International Sociological Association (ISA), Yokohama, Japan, 15 July 2014.

Presentations in post-graduate programmes and research meetings

  • “Socioecological inequality, injustice and violences in Latin America”, Centre for Studies on Collective Identity (CEIC), Department of Sociology 2, University of the Basque Country (UPV), Bilbao, Spain, 12 July 2019.
  • “Conflicts over water, social struggles and the construction of citizenship in historical perspective” (in Spanish), Special Seminar on Water Politics and Management, Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceara, 10 September 2018.
  • “Structural inequality and violence in the process of democratization of water politics” (in Portuguese), State University of Paraiba (UEPB), Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, 29 August 2018.
  • “Common Goods, Citizenship and Democratization in Latin America” (in Spanish), PhD programme in Environmental Sciences and Centre of Water Resources for Agriculture and Mining (CRHIAM), University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile, 22 November 2017.
  • “Water and the democratization process: research notes” (in Spanish), University of Cauca, Popayan, Colombia, 17 October 2017.
  • “Unequal ecological exchange and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Portuguese), Institute of Latin American Studies, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), 4 April 2016. Watch here the video of this presentation.
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  • “Socio-Ecological Inequality and Injustice: Blind Spot of Democratic politics in Latin America (and Beyond)?”, The Dynamics of Transcultural Management and Governance in Latin America, Workshop XIV: Latin America’s Emerging Countries – Development Opportunities versus the persistence of Socio-ecological Inequalities, proDoc program, University of Bern, Switzerland, 27 March 2015.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean”, Centre of Higher Research and Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS – West), Guadalajara, Mexico, 3 June 2014. “Socio-ecological inequality and injustice as obstacles to the democratic integration process in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), University Centre at la Cienaga, University of Guadalajara, Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, 29 April 2014.
  • “Notes for a political ecology of Latin American integration” (in Portuguese), Seminar on post-Neoliberal Environmental politics (???): A perspective from political Ecology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, 18 December 2013.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), Interdisciplinary Space for Research on Conflict and Territory, National University of the Northeast, Resistencia, Argentina, 2 December 2013.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, National University of Rosario, Argentina, 7 November 2013.
  • “Struggles over water in Latin America: tensions and contradictions of the process of water governance democratization”, Department of Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina, 5 November 2013.
  • “Socio-ecological inequality and injustice as obstacles to the democratic integration process in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), Chair of Ecological Economics, Faculty of Economic Sciences, National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina, 29 October 2013.
  • “Elements for a political ecology of regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” (in Spanish), Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA), University of Santiago de Chile (USACH), Santiago, Chile, 1 October 2013.