Dr. Merino's research areas include political ecology, international environmental governance, and indigenous rights. He earned his Ph.D. in Social and Policy Sciences and an M.Sc. in International Public Policy at the University of Bath (United Kingdom). Dr. Merino has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Institute for Global Law and Policy and Fellow at the Social Science Summer School of the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton. He has published research articles in leading international journals, such as World Development, Third World Quarterly, American Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Environmental Policy and Governance and Oxford Development Studies, among others. His latest book “Socio-legal Struggles for Indigenous Self-determination in Latin America: Reimagining the Nation, Reinventing the State'' was recently published by Routledge (May 2021).
This lecture is made possible by Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Anthropology, School of Law, the Department of Sociology, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Institute of Native American Studies, and the Center for Integrative Conservation Research.