Peasant and indigenous struggles for food sovereignty in Mexico: Futures of maize, cattle, and insects

Professor Elena Lazos Chavero is a visiting scholar with TABLE for Michaelmas term. She is a Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in the Institute of Social Research. Elena received her PhD in Anthropology and the Socioeconomics of Development from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in France. She is interested in the political ecology of the conservation of agricultural biodiversity and food sovereignty, perceptions and impacts of transgenic (GM) maize, gender and rural transformations, socioenvironmental vulnerabilities to climate change, and the culture and power dynamics of the complex interrelationships between humans and more-than-humans. Elena has coordinated 25 transdisciplinary research projects from a decolonial perspective on socio-environmental, agrifood, and territorial dynamics.