Juan Sebastian Velez Triana

Juan Sebastian Velez Triana


Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerpen, BEL

I am working as a PhD student and academic assistant at the Insitute of Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp, and also as a research associate in the Center for Alternatives to Development (CEALDES) in Colombia. I hold a bachelor in Anthropology and a Master in Rural Development at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). 

Research interests: political ecology, environmental justice, environmental anthropology, especially on contemporary debates on the modern culture/nature dualism, social-ecological change, environmental policies, social-environmental conflicts and social movements and activism in contexts of conflict/peace building in Colombia. 

PhD research topic: Neoliberal conservation and hybrid resistances in Colombia: A scalar political ecology of environmental governance and social-ecological change in the Andean-Amazonian conservation corridor.