Monica Amador

PhD Candidate

Academic interests

I am Colombian anthropologist graduated from the National University of Colombia and currently I am Research Associate at the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol in the UK.  I am PhD (C) in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo with the thesis titled: Making Cienaga: Amphibious Entanglements in a Body of Water in Colombia.

I studied 1 year at the Mphil of Science Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi in India.  I also hold a Master’s degree in Gender and Culture Studies from the University of Chile.

While living in Chile, I worked for UNHCR on the social integration of female Afro-Colombian asylum seekers. I am now part of the research project “BioResilience: Biodiversity resilience and ecosystem services in post-conflict socio-ecological systems in Colombia” sponsored by NERC and AHRC. My role in the project as Research Associate is to focus on socio-environmental resilience in the Andean forests of the Colombian departments of Boyaca and Cundinamarca.

In my research I continue deepening my understanding of persistence as a resilient capacity in the face of social and environmental distress in communities where women and their care practices continue to constitute the subjects that allow life to proliferate in the face of adversity.

Tags: Ecological anthropology, diversity, Latin America


  • Amador, Monica Yobana Jimenes (2010). Biopolíticas y biotecnologías: reflexiones sobre maternidad subrogada en India. CS.  ISSN 2011-0324.  s 193- 217

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