Peasant and indigenous struggles for food sovereignty in Mexico: Futures of maize, cattle, and insects
Professor Elena Lazos Chavero is a visiting scholar with TABLE for Michaelmas term. She is a Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in the Institute of Social Research. Elena received her PhD in Anthropology and the Socioeconomics of Development from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in France. She is interested in the political ecology of the conservation of agricultural biodiversity and food sovereignty, perceptions and impacts of transgenic (GM) maize, gender and rural transformations, socioenvironmental vulnerabilities to climate change, and the culture and power dynamics of the complex interrelationships between humans and more-than-humans. Elena has coordinated 25 transdisciplinary research projects from a decolonial perspective on socio-environmental, agrifood, and territorial dynamics.
Date: 6 December 2023, 10:00 (Wednesday, 9th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Seminar rooms 1 and 2, ground floor
Speaker: Professor Elena Lazos Chavero (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Dr Lexi Earl (University of Oxford)
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Host: Dr Tara Garnett (Director, TABLE)
Part of: Future of Food coffee mornings
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Alexandra Earl