»I am a human geographer holding Master's degrees in environmental science and natural resources management. My interests are in geography of health, environmental geography, and socio-ecological systems. I have been focussing on the spatial analysis of air pollution, health inequalities, and environmental justice, with a particular focus on socio-environmental issues and how these affect those which are most disadvantaged. Currently, I am a Research Assistant and a PhD Student at the Spatial Modelling Lab where I am studying the socio-ecological metabolism of sacrifice zones, including reflections about place and other forms of geographical space. «
|Since 04/2020||Research Assistant; TU Dortmund University, Germany |
Department of Spatial Planning
|2016 – 2019||University Instructor, Academic Coordinator; Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile |
Department of Geography
|2012 – 2014||Research Assistant; Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile |
Laboratorio Territorio y Sociedad
|2013||GIS Analyst; Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile |
|2011||Research Intern; Government of Chile, Santiago, Chile |
Ministry of Health
|2015 – 2017||M.Sc. Natural Resources Management and Development; TH Köln, Germany|
|2014 – 2017||M.Sc. Environmental Sciences; Universidad de San Luis Potosí, Mexico|
|2007 – 2012||B.Sc. Geography; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile|
Awards and Honours
|2018 – 2019||UAH Continuing Education Scholarship |
Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile
|2014 – 2016||CONACYT Scholarship |
|2011||PUCV International Mobility Grant Funding |
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Coming from an interdisciplinary background in geography of health and environmental geography, my research interest is mainly focussed on environmental justice and socio-ecological metabolisms of sacrifice zones. As an expression of environmental (in)justice, sacrifice zones can be understood as forms of environmental violence, degradation, and destruction that operate spatially at the level of landscapes and regions. Therefore, the attention of my research is to unveil socio-environmental dynamics occurring in these very specific territories from a place-based perspective allowing to analyse sacrifice zones with respect to their different sub-systems, contexts, drivers, and conceptions.
My past and present teaching comprises modules covering a wide array of topics including spatial planning, human geography, environmental science, and GIS.
I am currently teaching on the following modules at TU Dortmund University:
- A-Project on "Metropolitan and micropolitan spaces"
- F-Project on "Hinterlands of today and tomorrow"
Modules taught at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile:
- Methods and Techniques for Territorial Analysis I (MSc in Territorial Planning & Geography)
- Lab: GIS in Natural Ecosystems (BSc/MSc Geography)
- Introduction to Geography (BSc Geography)
- Geographical Space and Human Settlements (Pedagogy in History and Social Sciences programme)
- Environment & Human Rights in Chile (Exchange programmes, International Cooperation Directorate)