(Itayosara) I Rojas Herrera MSc

(Itayosara) I Rojas Herrera MSc
PhD Candidate International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I4-33
Email
rojasherrera@iss.nl

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Itayosara Rojas is currently a PhD Researcher at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is member of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant awarded project "Commodity & Land Rushes and Regimes: Reshaping Five Spheres of Global Social Life (RRUSHES-5)" led by Professor Jun Borras. As part of this project, Itayosara is researching on the frontier making processes in Protected Areas in the Amazon and its buffer area in Colombia. She examines How the contemporary global commodity/land rushes (re)shape the politics of climate change, labour, climate, state-society relations in Colombia, particularly in strategically valuable ecosystems.  

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Itayosara Rojas is currently a PhD Researcher at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is member of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant awarded project "Commodity & Land Rushes and Regimes: Reshaping Five Spheres of Global Social Life (RRUSHES-5)" led by Professor Jun Borras. As part of this project, Itayosara is researching on the frontier making processes in Protected Areas in the Amazon and its buffer area in Colombia. She examines How the contemporary global commodity/land rushes (re)shape the politics of climate change, labour, climate, state-society relations in Colombia, particularly in strategically valuable ecosystems.  

Her research interests focus on socio-environmental conflicts at the frontiers of production, the processes of land use transformation at the Colombian agricultural frontier and their links to the development of illegal economies such as the coca leaf. Itayosara has worked closely with the peasant movement in Colombia, accompanying training and advocacy processes at different levels. Also, she has been engaged with the implementation of the peace agreement signed in2016, participating in the application of the socio-economic census of the signatories of the peace deal. 

She obtained her BA degree in Sociology (in 2017) from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She holds a MSc degree in Rural Development  (in 2019), achieved cum laude from Ghent University sponsored by Erasmus Mundus. She was awarded the Top-Up Grant, Consortium Scholarship, by Ghent University.

 

  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
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