Consuelo Fernández-Salvador

Consuelo Fernández-Salvador is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and holds a PhD in development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests have focused on ethno-politics, extractivism, and development, particularly around large-scale mining in the southern Amazon region in Ecuador. She is coeditor and coauthor of the book La Amazonía Minada: Minería a Gran Escala y Conflictos en el Sur del Ecuador (with coeditors van Teijlingen, Leifsen, and Sánchez-Vázquez; USFQ Press-Abya Yala, 2017). Recently, she has also been involved in collaborative research on organizational cultures, as well as community tourism and the impact of Chinese mega-infrastructure on local populations. She is now the coordinator for Ecuador of the Latin American Consortium of the international research project, “Solidarity in times of a pandemic.”

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