Juan Antonio Samper
Areas of interest:
Political ecology, environmental politics, territory, decoloniality, ethnography
My PhD research is part of Lund University's Agenda 2030 Graduate School. My research will involve analyzing both the discursive and material elements associated to the concept of defending the territory, and its relationship to peace, development, conservation. In particular, I aim to analyze the extent to which the defense of the territory in the Colombian Andean-Amazonic region of the Putumayo is a form of collective action that fills the gap left by political institutions in delivering the peace, development and conservation that people desire and were promised in the peace agreement of 2016.
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Juan is a doctoral student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). He holds a bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) and a master's degree in environmental studies and sustainability science from Lund University. Prior to his doctoral research, Juan conducted ethnographic research in the Andean-Amazonic region of Putumayo, Colombia, and policy analysis in climate politics focused on Green New Deals.