Biography

Iokiñe Rodríguez is a Venezuelan sociologist, with an M.Phil. in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge, England, a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, England and a post-doctorate from the Centre of Social Studies of Science at the Venezuela Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC). She specializes on local environmental knowledge and conflict transformation in Latin America using participatory action-research. She has worked in Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Colombia building local and institutional capacity to transform environmental conflicts. Her work on environmental conflict transformation focuses on issues of local history, local knowledge, power, environmental justice, equity and intercultural dialogue. She is co-founder of Grupo Confluencias, a consortium of Latin American conflict resolution practitioners, researchers and institutions actively engaged for more than 10 years developing processes of environmental conflict transformation, and who have been working together since 2005 in the development of a platform for deliberation, joint research, and training in this topic. Iokiñe is currently a Senior Lecturer in Environment and Development at DEV-UEA where she forms part of the Global Environmental Justice Group.

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