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María A. Guzmán-Gallegos

María A. Guzmán-Gallegos is a senior adviser at the Rainforest Foundation Norway. She holds a PhD in social anthropology. She has done extensive fieldwork in Amazonian communities in Ecuador and has been involved with indigenous organisations and non-governmental organisations working with territorial issues and extractive industries in Peru and Brazil. Some of her publications include “The governing of extraction, oil enclaves and indigenous responses in the Ecuadorian Amazon”, in H. Haarstad, ed., New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), “Legal texts, indigenous authorship and the consolidation of state space in Ecuadorian Amazonia” (forthcoming) and “Amazonian Kichwa leadership: the circulation of wealth and the ambiguities of mediation” (forthcoming).

Research areas:  Emerging powers

Publications

Conflicting dilemmas: economic growth, natural resources and indigenous populations in South America
Mining in the high Andes Peru by Matthew Burpee with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mburpee/3016820939/in/photolist-5AzZL8-2x9DXw-4ww5NV-2x5hgF-2x9CVC-2x9Dcm-4wA4h5-qtK4C-2x5hXH-qtK4y-3YPvR5-qtK4w-4ym3h7-31dV9g-7rutBS-6HPouy-7pxSoB-edZBFq-oqayax-iZAvwo-ftJ6Ar-6n19va-56y6-bemAjV-fmAYyz-7pBPXN-fm9uft-dtLBKP-obU5w-afGzZ-fVewBQ-5NZQVm-5XJ3kp-ourgzu-5u18Ud-5NVyEr-5NZQFQ-5NVyiF-5NZPzU-5NZPn7-5NZQo7-5NVzJk-dKauA-bs7V2H-ogvw5A-hQxnSc-edTVFP-fipD4L-5XNiaY-fkzYmm/ María A. Guzmán-Gallegos 3 November 2014
South American countries have experienced impressive economic growth in the last two decades. This growth, based on natural resource exports and increasing natural resource extraction, is largely dependent on the expansion of the economies of Brazil and China. The cautious optimism that current economic growth may lead to more equitabl... more  

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