Cristina Cielo & Lisset Coba

Cristina Cielo is professor and researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Ecuador and coordinator of its Department of Sociology and Gender Studies. Her work explores the subjective and political dimensions of economic disparities. She has coauthored numerous books and reports on feminist economics and on educational, urban, and territorial identities and inequalities, including La Reforma Universitaria en Ecuador (2018), Trayectorias del Sur: Desplazamientos transnacionales y conformaciones estatales de las naciones diversas de Ecuador y Etiopía (2015), and Participaciones Periurbanas: Del control social a los movimientos sociales (2008). Her current projects focus on the commons and care work in extractive sites in the Andean region and on popular and knowledge economies in the Global South.

Lisset Coba is professor and researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Ecuador and coordinator of its Master’s in Gender and Development Studies program. She has studied environmental suffering and care work due to petroleum contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon. She also researches the processes of historical memory, violence, and the transformation of gender subjectivities; the political history of indigenous women; and extractivism and plurinationalism from a feminist perspective. Her publications include Plurinacionalidad y sueños en un país pequeño petrolero, historias de beligerancia de mujeres amazónicas (2018) and Las desposesiones del agua y la enajenación de los cuerpos en al Amazonía ecuatoriana (2015).

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