I am intrigued by people’s relationships with others and the environment, their proposals for mitigating ecological crises, their imaginations of the future, and their commitment to resistance and protest. I am strongly engaged with social and ecological justice and feminist thought.
With a background in journalism (BA 2013) and social and cultural anthropology (MA 2016, cum laude), I currently work on a doctoral research at the Social and Cultural Anthropology department at the VU Amsterdam. In this research, I dive into humans’ encounters with water, dip into the realm of the imagination, and plunge into the critiques of activists and ecological movements in the diverse contexts of Ecuador and the Netherlands.
I conduct this research, that runs from 2018-2023, as a part-time and external PhD candidate. On the side, I continue to work as a freelance writer and communications advisor for various NGO’s (Karuna Foundation, Light for the World) in the sector of inclusive and community-based development, especially promoting the rights of people with disabilities. I’ve also worked for Vice Versa, journalism platform on global cooperation, and various other media.
At this website, you can read about my research activities and other work.