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Dr. phil. Almut Schilling-Vacaflor

Fachbereich 1: Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften

49074 Osnabrück

Raum: 04/210
Sprechzeiten: n.V.
Tel.: 969-4330
E-Mail: aschillingva@uni-osnabrueck.de

Research Interests: Environmental governance, socio-environmental conflicts, extractive industries, agribusiness, indigenous people, human rights, Latin America

Employment: 
Since June 2017: Post-Doctoral Researcher in the the project “Governance of Environmental Sustainability in Telecoupled Systems” (DFG), University of Osnabrück and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, headed by Prof. Dr. Andrea Lenschow and Prof. Dr. Jens Newig
04/2016 - 06/2017: Acting Speaker GIGA Research Team "Identities, Ideology, and Conflict"
2010 - 2017: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, Hamburg
Since 2009: Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Department of Social Sciences
2007 - 2008: Emil Boral Grant for scientific research with peace-securing societal aims, Emil Boral Foundation, Switzerland
2007: Research Assistant, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBISHM), Vienna, Austria

Education:
2005-2009: Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology in the field of Anthropology of Law, University of Vienna, Austria; Thesis: Recht als umkämpftes Terrain. Die neue Verfassung und indigene Völker in Bolivien.“ [Law as a contested terrain. The new Constitution and indigenous peoples in Bolivia] (published by NOMOS).
1999-2005: Masters Degree Course in Sociology combined with International Relations and Ethnology, University of Vienna, Austria and University of Évora, Portugal

Recent peer-reviewed articles (selection)

Schilling-Vacaflor, A., R. Flemmer and A. Hujber (forthcoming). “Contesting the Hydrocarbon Frontiers: State Depoliticizing Practices and Local Responses in Peru”, World Development.

Schilling-Vacaflor, A. and J. Eichler (2017). “The Shady Side of Consultation: Tactics of ‘Divide and Rule’ in Bolivia’s Resource Extraction”, Development and Change 48 (6); pp. 1439-1463.

Leifsen, E., M.T. Gustafsson, M.A. Guzmán Gallegos and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (2017). “New Forms of Participation in Extractive Governance: Between Technologies of Governance and Resistance Work“, Third World Quarterly 38(5); pp. 1043-1057.

Schilling-Vacaflor, A. (2017) “Who controls the territory and the resources? Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) as a contested human rights practice in Bolivia”, Third World Quarterly 38(5); pp. 1058-1074.

Schilling-Vacaflor, A. (2017). “‘If the company belongs to you, how can you be against it?’ Limiting Participation and Taming Dissent in Neo-Extractivist Bolivia”, in: Journal of Peasant Studies 44(3); pp. 658-676.

Flemmer, R. and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (2016). “Unfulfilled promises of the consultation approach: the limitations to effective indigenous participation in Bolivia’s and Peru’s extractive industries”, in: Third World Quarterly 37(1); pp. 172-188.

Schilling-Vacaflor, A. and R. Flemmer (2015). “Conflict Transformation through Prior Consultation? Lessons from Peru”, in: Journal of Latin American Studies, 47 (4); pp. 811-839. 
                                                      

Books and Special Issues (selection)

Monograph:

Schilling-Vacaflor, A. (2010). Recht als umkämpftes Terrain. Die neue Verfassung und indigene Völker in Bolivien. [Law as contested terrain. The new Constitution and indigenous peoples in Bolivia], series „Studien zu Lateinamerika“ (eds. Boeckh, A.; Burchardt, H.-J.; Oettler, A.; Werz, N.; and Zinecker, H.). Baden-Baden: Nomos; 290 pages.

Editorship of Books:

Leifsen, E., M.T. Gustafsson, M.A. Guzmán Gallegos and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (forthcoming). New Forms of Participation in Extractive Governance: Between Technologies of Governance and Resistance Work. London: Routledge.

Brand, U., I. Radhuber and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (2012). Plurinationale Demokratie in Bolivien. Gesellschaftliche und Staatliche Transformationen. [Plurinational democracy in Bolivia. Transformations of the society and the state]. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot.

Nolte. D. and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (2011). New Constitutionalism in Latin America: Promises and Practices. Farnham: Ashgate. 

Special Issue: 

Leifsen, E., M.T. Gustafsson, M.A. Guzmán Gallegos and A. Schilling-Vacaflor (2017). “New Forms of Participation in Extractive Governance: Between Technologies of Governance and Resistance Work“, special issue, Third World Quarterly 38(5). 

 

 

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