BiographyBorn 1978 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Researcher at CIESAS Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Monterrey, Mexico (CIESAS Northeast) since September 2014, appointed for a Chair for Young Researchers of the National Council of Science and Technology CONACYT at CIESAS. Candidate of the Mexican Researcher System SNI. Member of the Mexican Network on Gender and Environment Red GESMA.
Her current research focuses on socio-spatial segregation and social vulnerability to hydro-meteorological hazards in urban areas mainly using socio-anthropological methodology, in the framework of the broader research project called "Inclusive Mexico: vulnerable groups and development", which embraces poverty reduction; human settlements and migration; and natural hazard prevention as main research lines. Teaching activities at postgraduate level, mainly for the Master Program for Social Anthropology Southeast-Northeast from CIESAS.
Her areas of interest include social vulnerability to hazards; gender and environment; intersectionality and disasters; and socio-environmental issues from a political ecology perspective.
Doctoral degree at artec Sustainability Research Center of the Universität Bremen and Faculty of Social Sciences (2013). Doctoral Thesis: “Climate Change and gender: The significance of Gender in the social vulnerability to extreme weather events in regions under flood risk in Mexico and Germany” (in German). Research assistant in the Research Group Socio-Technical Systems and Sustainability at artec Sustainability Research Center from 2008 to 2013. University teaching activities at postgraduate level on the subjects Gender, Gender and Environment, Gender and Disasters.
Specialization in Gender Studies: diversity, participation and empowerment at the Centre for Feminist Studies, Universität Bremen (2008). Master of Philosophy in Regional Science and Regional Planning at the Institute for Regional Science of the Universität Karlsruhe, now KIT (2005). Master Thesis: “Problems and opportunities for a sustainable water use in northern Mexican cities from a urban planning perspective, the case of Saltillo” (in German). Graduate in Economics by the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico (2000).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
• Social Vulnerability to hazards
• Gender and Environment, Gender and Climate Change
• Environmental issues from a political ecology perspective,
• Sustainable use/management of natural resources
Traveling inhabitant of various Mexican and German Norths. Passionate traveler, assiduous to coffee, green and books; curious of human cultures and their entanglements with the non-human. Loves riding bicycle and promote non-motorized sustainable mobility.
Published: May 31, 2018 by Routledge
Authors: Silja Klepp, Libertad Chavez-Rodriguez
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability
As a whole, the book challenges established perspectives of climate change adaptation by taking into account issues of cultural diversity, environmental justicem and human rights, as well as feminist or intersectional approaches. This innovative approach allows for analyses of the new configurations of knowledge and power that are evolving in the name of climate change adaptation.