Areli Valencia


Areli Valencia
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru & Gordon Henderson Post Doctoral Fellow 2013-2014

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Areli Valencia


Current Research Intersts

  • Human rights
  • Environmental justice
  • Critical legal studies
  • International development 

Areli Valencia is the Gordon F. Henderson Post-doctoral Fellow 2013- 2014. Her research project focused on Human Rights and Extraction-based development in Ecuador. Areli has obtained her Ph.D. in Law and Society from the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada (May, 2012). She works at the intersection of human rights, environmental justice, critical legal studies and international development with an emphasis on the capability approach. Her research employs participatory and collaborative research methods to connect the knowledge and experiences of non-academic actors (e.g. activists, grassroots organizations, community leaders and policy-makers) with the academic community in Canada, Latin America and beyond. She is currently working on a book project entitled “Human Rights Trade-offs in Times of Economic Growth: Long-Term Capability Impacts of Extractive-led Development” (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

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