ESRC Future Research Leaders grant awarded to ILAS staff member

Wednesday 21 December 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to develop a research project entitled The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil: The Judicialization of Environmental Politics in Central America.

Dr Montoya will pursue research on the legal repertoires at work in disputes over subsoil resources (particularly minerals) in Central America, and on how different moralities around natural resources and the environment are expressed through these legal repertoires. Her project will include fieldwork research with various actors involved in the disputes, who are located in DC, Geneva and London as well as in Central America. Her project spans the fields of legal anthropology and political ecology.