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University of California, Santa Barbara
Sylvia Cifuentes is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on the ontological and epistemic aspects of multi-scale and multi-ethnic Indigenous climate change politics in the Amazon basin. She is currently affiliated to the Environmental Justice / Climate Justice Research Hub within the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB, is an Editorial Assistant for Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (digital magazine), and has taught courses on global and environmental issues at UCSB and Pitzer College. She has further collaborated with Indigenous organizations including the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations in the Amazon basin (COICA) and its Women’s Council. Previously, she worked in environmental and public health projects with the United Nations Development Program, the Peace Corps, Conservation International, among other organizations.