My research focuses on the challenges posed by desertification and climate change to the Chilean fruit export business and the proposed solutions that involve large investments in Water Transfer Mega Projects.
My work's underlying goal is to explore the capitalism-nature nexus and the processes through which biophysical natures (human and non-human) come to be understood as commodities to be circulated and exchanged despite of and thanks to their material limits. That is to say, I am interested in how nature is commodified as well as how the environment shapes the economic character of Chilean agro-capitalism.
- Political Ecology
- Financialization of Agriculture
- Environmental History
- Rural-Urban Relationships
- Critical Theory
This research is being funded by Becas Chile from the Chilean state agency ANID (Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo).