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Malayna Raftopoulos: New associate professor at the Research Centre on Development and International Relations (DIR)

New associate professor: Malayna Raftopoulos

As of 1 February 2020, the Research Centre on Development and International Relations (DIR) has a new Associate Professor!

Last modified: 11.02.2020

I hold a PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool which was funded by a three-year grant from the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as well as an MA in Latin American Studies and BA in Spanish and International Development from the same university. Prior to joining AAU in 2016, I held postdoctoral positions at the Human Rights Consortium, University of London and also at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. I am currently a Research Associate fellow at three Institutions:  The Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London; The Human Rights Consortium, University of London; and the Centro Latino Americano de Ecología Social, Uruguay. I am also the associate editor of the International Journal of Human Rights. 

My research is very interdisciplinary and the intersection of environmental politics, global environmental governance, and human rights. Over the years, my research has focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental politics in Latin America, in particular the challenging scenarios and original perspectives that have emerged in the region in relation to climate change and the environmental crisis, socio-environmental conflicts and the shrinking space of civil society, and also decolonial politics and nationalism. Although, I mainly teach on the Development and International Relations programme, I also teach on courses at Global Refugee Studies, Politics and Administration, and Spanish and International Studies. Privately, I live in the centre of Aalborg with my husband.  

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