dr. (Rosalba) R.A. Icaza Garza

dr. (Rosalba) R.A. Icaza Garza

Senior Lecturer International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic Staff Unit
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
I 3-27
Telephone
+31 70 4260554
Email
icaza@iss.nl

Latest academic publication

R.A. Icaza Garza & A. Alejo Jaime (2018). The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Role of Civil Society in Mexico. Plural Perspectives for a Diverse Nation. London: Palgrave

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"My research and teaching have been driven by an overwhelming concern to understand resistance to multiple oppressions and the ways in which one’s understanding is mediated by memories of physical repression experienced by labor, indigenous and feminist leaders with whom I used to work in Mexico City” 

Before coming to ISS and the Netherlands, I was an activist in Mexico City working for a network of social movements opposing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In 1999, I moved to the UK to conduct postgraduate studies. By 2005, I had obtained my PhD from the University of Warwick (UK) under the supervision of Professor Jan Aart Scholte on the political economy of transborder civic resistance to open/neo-liberal regionalism. Thereafter, I moved to Swedent thanks to a EU-Commission Marie Curie Fellowship to work at the University of Gothenburg with Professor Edme Dominguez on the gendered character of these transborder resistances. 

As an International Relations/Studies person, my research was for a while focused on mapping paths of civic engagement on regionalisms across the world. Since arriving to ISS in 2007, its intercultural and multidisciplinary environment deeply impacted me personally/professionally.Today, I explain my research agenda as one that seeks to understand how place-based social resistances contribute to global epistemic justice. In so doing, I am not circumscribed to a particular discipline anymore and my latest publications have had a variety of target audiences (i.e. IR, global, cultural and gender studies, sociology, etc.).

Below there is a description of my four different but interconnected areas of research:

I Decolonial thinking and 'the international': How can one revisit the modern/colonial character of notions such as region, regionalism, social resistance and global justice? My way of working this question has been through the identification of decolonial trajectories in knowledges and cosmovisions that have been actively produced as backward or ‘sub-altern’ by hegemonic forms of understanding on 'the international' (including liberalism, Marxism, some feminisms, post-structuralism and the current IR hype on “Quantum Thinking”). Post-development and decolonial thinkers such as Escobar, Esteva, Mignolo and Lugones have been crucial for my understanding of the epistemic violence of eurocentrism.

II Thinking the academia in the promotion of autonomy: In which ways the academia can contribute to sustain forms of epistemic dissent aiming at promoting global social justice and autonomy? In exploring this question I have been involved in different collaborative research initiatives including the Transnational Network Other Knowledges  (RETOS) and the International Consortium “Tejiendo Voces” (www.tejiendovoces.org.mx).

III Learning as liberation/liberation of learning: I am interested in the application of action-research methodologies in my teaching and research and committed to facilitating spaces for mutual learning between practitioners and academics. My pedagogical practices are inspired by Third-world, Chicana, Black and de-colonial feminist theories and epistemologies. I have collaborated with Professor Gustavo Esteva (UNITIERRA-OAXACA) and Dr. Rolando Vazquez (University College Roosevelt) in the Going Glocal initiative - co-financed by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs as a pioneering effort in education and research on global citizenship in The Netherlands (www.goingglocal.nl).

IV Plural feminisms for plural liberations: I am deeply interested in inter-cultural dialogues among different strands of feminisms. I have been exploring the ideas of coalitional politics as developed by Maria Lugones and the points of convergence and divergence between decolonial and post-colonial feminisms.

I welcome PhD students and post-Doctoral fellows interested in any of these broad areas of research. 

      • J. Smith, K. Karides, M. Becker, D. Brunelle, C. Chase-Dunn, D. Della Porta, R.A. Icaza Garza, J.S. Juris, L. Mosca, E. Reese, P.J. Smith & R. Vazquez (2014). Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Paradigm
      • R.A. Icaza Garza, J. Smith & M. Karides (2008). Global Democracy and the World Social Forums. Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers
      • J. Smith, M. Karides, M. Becker, D. Brunelle, C. Chase-Dunn, D. della Porte, R.A. Icaza Garza, J.S. Juris, L. Mosca, E. Reese, P.J. Smith & R. Vazquez (2008). Global Democracy and the World Social Forums. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2017). Prólogo. In H. Laako (Ed.), Mujeres situadas: las parteras autónomas de México. Chiapas, Mexico: El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)
      • R.A. Icaza Garza & R. Vázquez (2017). Notes on Decolonizing Development. In J. Estermann (Ed.), Das Unbehagen an der Entwicklung: eine andere Entwicklung oder anders als Entwicklung? Dokumentation der Debatte zum Entwickungsbegriff Bei COMUNDO, 2015-2017 (Denktraditionen im Dialog, 41) (pp. 47-62). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz[go to publisher's site]
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2017). Decolonial Feminism and Global Politics: Border Thinking and Vulnerability as a Knowing Otherwise. In M Woons & S. Weier (Eds.), Critical Epistemology of Global Politics (pp. 26-45). Bristol, UK: E-International Relations Publishing[go to publisher's site]
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2017). The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunals and Indigenous Peoples’ Struggles in Mexico. In A. Byrnes & G. Simm (Eds.), Peoples' Tribunals and International Law (pp. 182-208). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      • R.A. Icaza Garza & T.M.Y. Soukotta (2016). Bandung as a Plurality of Meanings. In Quỳnh N. Phạm & R. Shilliam (Eds.), Meanings of Bandung. Postcolonial Orders and Decolonial Visions (Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions) (pp. 185-198). London: Rowman and Littlefield
      • W. Harcourt, R.A. Icaza Garza & V. Vargas (2016). Exploring embodiment and intersectionality in transnational feminist activist research. In K Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (pp. 148-167). London: Routledge
      • R.A. Icaza Garza & R.V. Rolando Vazquez (2016). The Coloniality of Gender as a Radical Critique of Developmentalism. In W. Harcourt (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice (pp. 62-73). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan
      • L. Barbosa da Costa, R.A. Icaza Garza & A.M. Ocampo Talero (2015). Knowledge about, knowledge with: dilemmas of researching lives, nature and genders otherwise. In W. Harcourt & I.L. Nelson (Eds.), Practising Feminist Political Ecologies (pp. 260-285). London: Zed Books
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2015). Testimony of a Pilgrimage. (Un)learning and Re-learning with the South. In M. Barahona & Z. Arashiro (Eds.), Women in Academia Crossing North-South Borders: Gender, Race and Displacement (Latin American Studies) (pp. 1-26). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2015). (Re)pensando el regionalismo UE-AL desde las redes de resistencia y solidaridad. In G. Molano-Cruz (Ed.), La Union Europea en America Latina y el Caribe. Logicas y politicas de un actor global (pp. 375-414). Bogota, Colombia: Universidad Sergio Arboleda
      • J. Smith, M. Karides, M. Becker, D. Brunelle, C. Chase-Dunn, D. Della Porta, R.A. Icaza Garza, J.S. Juris, L. Mosca, E. Reese, P. Smith & R. Vasquez (2014). Globalization and the Emergence of World Social Forums. In M.B. Steger (Ed.), The Global Studies Reader, 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2013). Global Europe, Guilty! Contesting EU Neoliberal Governance for Latin America and the Caribbean. In W. Hout (Ed.), EU Strategies on Governance Reform: Between Development and State-building (ThirdWorlds) (pp. 121-138). Abington, Oxon (UK): Routledge
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2013). Acercamientos Radicales a las Relaciones Internacionales [Radical Approaches to International Relations]. In T. Legler, A. Santa Cruz & L. Zamudio González (Eds.), Introduccion a las Relaciones Internacionales, Política Global y América Latina [International Relations, Global Politics in Latin America]. Mexico: Oxford University Press
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2012). ¿(Re)Thinking the ¿New¿ North America through Women¿s Citizenship Struggles in Mexico. In Jeffrey Ayres & Laura MacDonald (Eds.), North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Political Economic Turbulence. Canada: University of Toronto Press
      • C. Gregorio Gi, E. Rey, M. Montenegro & R.A. Icaza Garza (2012). Simposio ¿Que Significa ser Ciudadana Hoy en America Latina? In Centro de Derechos Humanos (Ed.), Mujeres, Ciudadania y Multiculturalismo. Iniciativa Latinoamericana para el Avance de los Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres II (pp. 55-69). Santiago de Chile: Centro de Derechos Humanos, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile[go to publisher's site]
      • R.A. Icaza Garza, P. Newell & M. Saguier (2010). Citizenship and Trade Governance in the Americas. In R. Tandon & J. Gaventa (Eds.), Globalizing Citizens: New Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion (Claiming Citizenship) (pp. 163-184). London: Zed Books
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). NAFTA parity in real time and the `making¿ of the EU-Mexico transatlantic partnership. In P. de Lombaerde & M. Schulz (Eds.), The EU and World Regionalism. The Makability of Regions in the 21st Century (pp. 115-130). London: Ashgate
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). Regionalism in the Americas. In R. Munck (Ed.), Globalization and Security: an Encyclopaedia (Vol. 1 Economic and Political Aspects) (pp. 312-327). London: Praeger Press
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2008). The End of Neoliberal Regionalism in Mexico? In Canada-Mexico at the Cross-Roads: Big Picture Realities (pp. 185-204). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2007). El Movimiento pro-Regionalismos Alternativos frente a la Nueva Relacion stratica America Latina, Caribe - Uniuropea Reflexiones desde una perspectiva de giro. In - (pp. 55-66). Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2007). El Movimiento pro-Regionalismos Alternativos frente a la Nueva Relación Estratégica América Latina, Caribe - Unión Europea. Reflexiones desde una perspectiva de género. In M.C. Medina, E. Domínguez & R. Icaza Garza (Eds.), Género y globalización en América Latina : décimo aniversario de la Red Haina (1996-2006) = Gender and globalization in Latin America : 10th anniversary of the Nordic network Haina (1996-2006) (pp. 55-66). Göteborg: Göteborg University, School of Global Studies, Institute of Iberoamerican Studies
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2004). Sociedad Civil y Políticas de Regionalización en México. Un análisis sobre la Gobernación, el Poder y el Activismo Transnacional en la Globalización. In G. Maihold (Ed.), Las Trayectorias de una Modernidad Mexicana: Espacios, Procesos y Trayectorias (pp. 103-121). México, D.F: Editorial Miguel Ángel Porrúa/ADLAF/IAI
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2010). Daniel Drache. Defiant Publics: the Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen. [Bespreking van het boek Defiant Publics: the Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen]. Acta Sociologica, 53(2), 186-188.
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2010). The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn? [Bespreking van het boek The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn]. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 88, 130-131.
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). [Bespreking van het boek To Save Her Life. Disappearance, Deliverance and the United States in Guatemala]. Development and Change, 40(2), 414-415.
      • K. Biekart & R.A. Icaza Garza (2011). Knowledge dialogues with Central American social movements. Paper presented at the Hivos-ISS Synthesis Workshop Knowledge Programme Civil Society Building: Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (2011, mei 23).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). Democratizing Trade Politics in the Americas: Insights from the Women, Environmental and Labour Movements.
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). North American Regionalism and Women's Citizenship: Views from Urban/Rural Mexico. International Studies Association Annual Convention: New York City (2009, februari 15 - 2009, februari 18).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2009). Whose Prosperity and Security? Mexican Women Citizenships.
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2008). Civil Society and Regionalisms in the Americas (Workshop paper from International Forum of Montreal on Regionalism and Civil Society, Montreal, Canada, 11-12 February 2008).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2008). Civil Society and the Quest for Citizenship and Alternative Regionalisms in Mexico (Workshop paper from International Studies Association Annual Conventions, San Francisco, California, March 26-29th, 2008).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2008). Democratizing Trade Politics in the Americas: Insights from the Feminist Movement (Workshop paper from Hemispheric Summit Against Free Trade Agreements and Neo-liberalism, Universidad de la Havana, Hemispheric Social Alliance, Havana, Cuba, April 7-11th 2008).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2008). Global Democracy through Regions. Civil Society Contributions" a Prospective Contribution to Building Global Democracy Program (Workshop paper from Building Democracy, Convening Group Meeting, Warwick University, Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, Coventry, England, April 24-25th, 2008).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza, P. Newell & M. Saguier (2008). Democratizing Trade Politics in the Americas: Insights from the Feminist, Environmental and Labor Movements (Workshop paper from Workshop on Citizenship in a Globalizing World, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, England, October 17th 2008).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza, P. Newell & M. Saguier (2007). Democratising Trade Politics in the Americas (Paper presented at the conference on "Working Group on Citizen Engagement in a Globalising World" organised by DRC IDS-Sussex on 9-11 October in Brighton, UK).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2007). Civil Society and the Politics of Global Trade in Mexico: Engendering while Democratizing (Paper presented at the international conference on "Politics, Policy And Responsible Scholarship" organised by International Studies Association (ISA) on 1 March in Chicago, USA).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza (2007). NAFTA Parity in Real Time: Understanding the Democratic Implications of EU Regionalism towards Mexico and Central America (Paper presented at the conference on "Garnet WP3 Workshop 3" organised by UNU-CRIS and GARNET on 9 November in Brugge, Belgium).
      • R.A. Icaza Garza & R. Vazquez (2007). Chiapas Rebellion and the Battle of Seattle: Understanding Transborder Resistances as Political Events (Paper presented at the international conference on "Politics, Policy And Responsible Scholarship" organised by International Studies Association (ISA), Chicago, USA on 1 March in Chicago, USA).
  • Senior Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Department
    Academic Staff Unit
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 70 4260554
  • The Making of Development

    Title
    The Making of Development
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM1A

    Participatory Action Research

    Title
    Participatory Action Research
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM3

    Contemporary Capitalism

    Title
    Contemporary Capitalism
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM2

    Social Movements and Civic Innovation

    Title
    Social Movements and Civic Innovation
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM3

    General Information

    Title
    General Information
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM1A, TERM1B, TERM2, TERM3, TERM4

    MMAPP

    Title
    MMAPP
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM1A, TERM1B, TERM2, TERM3, TERM4

    Major SJP

    Title
    Major SJP
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM1A, TERM1B, TERM2, TERM3, TERM4

    The Making of Development

    Title
    The Making of Development
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1A

    Participatory Action Research

    Title
    Participatory Action Research
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM3

    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just

    Title
    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1B

    Contemporary Capitalism

    Title
    Contemporary Capitalism
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM2

    Politics of Global Development

    Title
    Politics of Global Development
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM3

    Social Movements and Civic Innovation

    Title
    Social Movements and Civic Innovation
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM3

    Development Research

    Title
    Development Research
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    Participatory Action Research

    Title
    Participatory Action Research
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    Contemporary Capitalism and Governance

    Title
    Contemporary Capitalism and Governance
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    Social Movements, NGOs and Civil Society

    Title
    Social Movements, NGOs and Civil Society
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    Politics of Global Development

    Title
    Politics of Global Development
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERMPHD

    The Making of Development

    Title
    The Making of Development
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1

    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just

    Title
    Contemporary Perspectives on Social Just
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1

    The Making of Development

    Title
    The Making of Development
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM1A
  • Development and Change

    Role
    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Global Governance

    Role
    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Feminist Economics

    Role
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    Role
    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Globalizations

    Role
    Editorial Board
  • School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

    Start Date
    Oct/2017
    End Date
    Sep/2020
    Place
    BRIGHTON, UK
    Specialty
    Governance and International Political Economy
  • European Research Area (ERA)

    Role
    FP7 Framework Expert Evaluator

    Diversity Commission. University of Amsterdam

    Role
    Senior Researcher
    Start Date
    Jan/2016
    End Date
    Sep/2016

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