Presentación del curso online “Crisis socioambiental en América Latina” (tercera edición)

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¿Te gustaría conocer el funcionamiento de las clases, los objetivos y el temario?

El jueves 18 de febrero, a las 2 p.m. México, tendrás la oportunidad de hablar directamente con los profesores durante la videoconferencia de presentación del curso. En ella, los docents harán una introducción a la temática que se trabajará, presentando la metodología que será desarrollada y podrás resolver cualquier duda que tengas.

¿Cómo? ¡Ingresa aquí y reserva tu plaza para la sesión de presentación!

Si este día no te viene bien, no te preocupes. Apúntate y te enviaremos la grabación de la videoconferencia al día siguiente.

Online course “Socio-environmental Crisis in Latin America” (third edition)

Would you like to know the syllabus?

On Thursday, February 18, 2p.m. Central Standard Time (CTS), you will have the opportunity to hear the instructors talk about the course´s main goal, syllabus and evaluation requirements. They will answer any questions you might have. Hope to see you then!

How? Access here and reserve your spot for this event!

If this day doesn’t suit you, don’t worry! Sign up and the next day we will send you the recording.

[Online event] Ibero-American Dialogues on eco-social perspectives and practices

The academic journal  Iberoamérica Social is organizing the first edition of “Diálogos Iberoamericanos“, a virtual venue to learn about the work of researchers in social sciences. On this occasion, scholars from different countries will be speaking about socio-environmental conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date: February 12, 2021.

Time: 14h Mexico / 17h Brazil / 21h Spain.

You can join and get more information about this event through Facebook and/or YouTube.

Presenter: Raul Olmedo (UNAM, Mex)

Discussant: Adriana P. Gómez Bonilla (UAM-Iztapalapa, Mex)


Socio-environmental conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean: A regional analysis from a Political Ecology perspective, Marx José Gómez Liendo (IVIC, Ven).

Cerro de Pasco and the development paradox: Imagining a transition to post-extractivism for a territory dependant on extractivism, Flavio Vila Skrzypek (UCAL, Perú).

Effects of hydroelectric megaprojects on indigenous gastronomy. The case of the San Felipe Usila municipality, Oaxaca Mexico, Carolina Mejía Martínez (Mexico).

Social nature, social divides and social media: an insight into tourism development in Argentinean highlands, Yancen Diemberger (Univ. of Exeter, Eng).

The mass-media in the disputes about nature. A theoretical-methodological design for the study of socio-environmental conflict in digital newspaper sources, Maryhlda Victoria Rivero Corona (IVIC, Ven).

Online course: Methodologies to study socio-environmental conflicts in digital sources

Open registrations!

Duration: six weeks, starting February 1, 2021.

Language: Spanish.

Weekly live online lectures. Classes will be recorded and available after each session for all enrollees.

Professors: Marhylda Victoria Rivero Corona and Marx Jose Gomez-Liendo (both are POLLEN members).

The course provides tools to analyze the connections between national and global contexts, identify disputes between different worldviews and valuation languages, reveal actors’ agendas, and analyze socio-environmental conflicts explanation.

Here you can find more information about costs, syllabus, and certification. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact

Second Edition – Online course: Herramientas teórico-conceptuales para el análisis de la crisis ambiental en América Latina [Theoretical-Conceptual Tools for the Analysis of the Socio-environmental Crisis in Latin America]

Duration: six weeks, started Monday, October 5th, but registration open until Monday, 12th of October.

Weekly live online lectures. Classes will be recorded and available after each session for all enrollees.

Language: Spanish

Professors: Marx José Gómez-Liendo and Raul Anthony Olmedo Nery (both are POLLEN members).

See the detailed description by visiting the course website.

Course Topics:

  • Ambiente, crisis y capitalismo. América Latina como escenario de conflictos socioambientales [Environment, Crisis, and Capitalism. Latin America as a scene of socio-environmental conflicts].
  • Ecología(s) Política(s) y Ecofeminismos(s) [Political Ecologies and Ecofeminisms].
  • ¿Es la crisis socioambiental una crisis del conocimiento? [Is the socio-environmental crisis a crisis of knowledge?].
  • Nueva ruralidad y nueva urbanidad. Crítica al desarrollo sostenible [New Rurality and New Urbanity. Criticism of Sustainable Development].
  • Megaproyectos: entre la regulación estatal y la protesta social. Las energías renovables: la paradoja del desarrollo [Megaprojects: Between state regulation and social protest. Renewable energies: the paradox of development].
  • Resistencias y re-existencias: un panorama de las alternativas civilizatorias [Resistance and (R)existence: An Overview of Civilizational Alternatives].

With this course, we hope every participant can expand their set of analytical tools to assess both public policies and development agendas, identifying and promoting participatory strategies and socially just and ecologically sustainable transitions.

Here you can find more information about costs, syllabus, and certification. If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact