SERSD student 2018-2020

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Staff profile

Taís González is a MSc candidate interested understanding of social dynamics and relationships that shape the primary use of natural resources

Profile summary

  • Local, traditional and indigenous knowledge in management practices
  • Biodiversity and biocultural diversity conservation
  • Epistemologies of the South
  • Path dependency
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Transformation
  • Gender

González has a background in Social Communication, with specialization in Public Policies. She is also in the third semester of a Master Programme, with focus on Environmental Social Science, at The Political Science Department, SU. Her thesis has a focus on the political participation of indigenous women and on how and why they are organizing themselves to overcome invisibility, violence, patriarchy. Her methodology is based on the relational hermeneutics and decolonial theories so that the voices of indigenous women have spaces to overcome the hegemonic idea of what it is to be an indigenous woman from the Amazon today. Her research will be presented in July 2019 in the International Congress on Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (CIPIAL).

She has been active work as a volunteer for almost 20 years. Her first experience as a volunteer was with recovering addicts in São Paulo, Brazil. In São Paulo she also worked caring for people in situation of extreme poverty and with national and international environmental organizations, also close to indigenous movement in Brazil. Moreover, she worked with development issues, poverty eradication, climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture, and rural development at Humana, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Mozambique. She is currently a volunteer in an international environmental organization.

At the Stockholm Resilience Centre, she would like to focus on the understanding of social dynamics and relationships that shape the primary use of natural resources (or the abandonment of primary practices). Especially, the (in)compatibles between values and personal interests and how people make sense of their relationships with the environment, as well as the management and governance of cultural and ecological resources. She is considering the power structures/relations cross-scales and how it can influence people's decisions of management of natural resources. Her interest is also on the women's perspective of these issues. Finally, she is interested in the methodology and the theory of sustainability science, based on the co-production of knowledge, through qualitative, transdisciplinary and decolonizing research practices.

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