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Elena Gálvez


Elena Gálvez is a historian, sociologist, ecologist and photographer. She is currently finishing her doctoral research at the Department of History and Anthropology of FLACSO-Ecuador and is part of the ECO project focused on the study of nature-culture relationships in the Amazon region. Her research on political ecology has focused on the criticism of extraction processes in the Ecuadorian Amazon and on the historical formation of identities and imaginaries in the Amazon in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has worked as a researcher in environmental organizations such as Acción Ecológica and the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Third World.