FLACSO Researcher

María Cristina Cielo

María Cristina Cielo

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Profesora investigadora
Department: Sociology and Gender Studies
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 3860

Investigation lines:
Sociología urbana, Estudios globales y de desarrollo, Relaciones sociedad civil y Estado, Sociología económica.
Geographic area:
Bolivia y Filipinas, Sudamérica en comparación con África

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  • Professor from the Department of Sociology and Gender Studies. Her work emphasizes the subjective and political dimensions of economic inequalities, produced through the symbolic and structural violence of different forms of ownership, resource management and political representation. She has explored these issues through teaching and participatory research in the Philippines, Mexico, California, Bolivia and South Africa. Through collaborative and comparative methodologies, she seeks to contribute to the understanding of the intersection between national development policies - formed in the context of the global economy - and local experiences. Regarding this nexus, she defines current and possible forms of ownership, membership and participation.

    Her current research includes work on the care and management of the oil circuit in Ecuador and traveling theories of the nation state, knowledge and economy from and between southern regions.