Este texto es el resultado de conectar los puntos entre mi investigación doctoral y eventos recientes ocurridos en Colombia, para evidenciar como la criminalización de campesinos y la presentación de sus actividades como si fueran el delito de “rebelión,” es parte de una larga historia de políticas anti-campesinado que buscan lograr la descampesinización de los territorios.
A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Diana M. Valencia
Dr. Diana M. Valencia (she/ella) is an assistant executive editor for EHN. She recentely received her PhD in History at the University of Exeter. Her research focused on food security and food sovereignty in the Colombian peasant landscape, reviewing impacts on food culture and agroecosystems resulting from the practical resolution of Agrarian Reforms and counter-reforms. A Colombian herself, Diana is a multidisciplinary investigation, combining rural studies and food security theory with environmental history methods, aiming for practical impact and to inform food production debates. She makes the case for communities and their territories by giving voice to the peasantry as subject and agents of their own history.
Territories of Rebellion in Colombia
This post is the result of connecting the dots between my own research and current events in Colombia, to evidence how the criminalisation of peasants, and the portrayal of their activities as a “rebellion”-type crime, is part of a long history of anti-peasant policies aimed to depeasantise territories.
The Carbon Footprint of Environmental Research: A Personal Dilemma
It just did not sit right anymore to go on all these research trips. That’s when I calculated the Carbon Footprint of my project until thus far.