Salvador, Bahia - Brasil

18 - 20 de Março de 2019

Political ecology and liberation

The Latin American Network of Political Ecology, through the organizing committee of the III Latin American Congress of Political Ecology, invites the academic community and social movements to participate in this meeting, which will be held in Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, from March 18th to 20th, 2019.


The main theme of the congress deals with the turbulent times faced by Latin America, with the emergence of authoritarian and neoliberal governments and the acceleration of extrativist policies and the denationalization of natural resources. Facing this reactionary turn, decolonial insurgences and struggles emerge, regathering emancipatory horizons, new resistance ecologies that reconfigure the libertatory praxis.


With its critical strength, the decolonial Latin American Political Ecology has been an innovative paradigm to resist this reactionary turn and to empower processes of emancipation  and libertation.

Maria do Espírito Santo and José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, murdered on May 24th, 2011, in the state of Pará.

Within this urgent political context, the Congress aims to create a space for encounters and convergences between emancipatory thought and practices, between academy, social movements and activism.


The congress pays tribute to Hector Alimonda (1949-2017), who in his lifetime promoted Latin American critical thought through political ecology and through the struggle against the ‘persistent coloniality that affects Latin American nature. It also homages popular environmental political leaderships that, in their own historical moments and with their own forces, were able to build up collective perspectives of emancipatory ecological struggles. These include Chico Mendes, murdered 30 years ago, on December 22nd 1998, Maria and Zé Claudio, murdered in 2011, and Berta Carceres, murdered on March 3rd 2016.


The congress is organized by the research group Ambientes Indisciplinados of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) together with the Federal University of Reconcavo of Bahia (UFRB), gathering a network of collaboration with other Brazilian universities (UNILAB, UFABC, UNB, UNIFESP), Chilean universities (UCN, FAU-UCH) and leaders of social movements (MAM, APIB, CNS, CONAQ).

Segunda faixa de inscrição:

16 de janeiro de 2019 a 28 de fevereiro de 2019

24 de novembro de 2018 a 15 de janeiro de 2019


até 24 de dezembro de 2018


Limite para recepção de propostas:

6 de agosto de 2018

Confirmação de inscrição dos/as participantes (via formulário enviado por email):
Primeira faixa de inscrição:
Limit for receipt of proposals:

August 6th, 2018


First registration fee:
Second registration fee:
Confirmation of registration (via form sent by email):

November 24th, 2018 to January 15th, 2019

January 16th, 2019 to February 28th, 2019

until December 24th, 2018



Maristella Svampa

Argentina, Sociologist, writer, researcher. She has a degree in Philosophy at National University of Cordoba and PhD in Sociology at Advanced Studies School of Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris. Researcher and full professor at National University of La Plata. She integrates the collective of intellectuals Plataforma since 2012. In 2012, she was conceived the Guggenheim Scholarship and won the Kónex Award for Merit in Sociology (Argentina); Member of CLACSO's Working Group on Political Ecology from Latin America Abya Yala since 2014.

Alda Salomão

Mozambique, environmental lawyer, specialist in land governance and social activist. She was general director of Centro Terra Viva (CTV) from 2002 to 2015 and is currently a senior legal advisor for this institution. Master in Environmental Law at the American University, Washington College of Law, she completed her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Human Geography and Territorial Planning at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, with focus on Land Governance for Sustainable Development. She is also National Commissioner for Human Rights.

Sônia Guajajara

Indigenous leadership and Executive Coordinator of the Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib). Graduated in Letters and Nursing and postgraduated in Special Education at the State University of Maranhão. She composed, alongside with Guilherme Boulos, the PSOL list for the Presidency of the Republic in the Brazilian elections of 2018. It was the first time in the history of the country that an indigenous woman integrated a list to dispute the Presidency of the Republic.




Dr. Felipe Milanez (IHAC/UFBA e Mestrado MPHADPI CAHL/UFRB)


Dr. Miguel Accioly (Biologia/UFBA)

Dra. Sue Iamamoto (Ciência Política/UFBA)

Dra. Vanessa Lucena Empinotti (PGT/UFABC)

Dr. Luiz Henrique Vieira (Ciências Sociais/UFBA)

Ms. Vladia Torres (Geografia/UFBA)

Ms. Iñigo Arrazola (Geografia/UFBA)

Dr. Fabricio Lyrio Santos (UFRB)

Dr. Paulo Fonseca (CECULT/UFRB)

Dr. Salvador Schavelzon (UNIFESP)

Ms. Marcelo Araújo (NEIM/UFRB)

Dra. Isabella Lamas

Dr. Daniel Jeziorny (FE/UFBA)

Dra. Jussara Rego

Dra. Catalina Toro Perez (UNC/Colômbia)

Dra. Beatriz Bustos (UC/Fau/Chile)

Dra. Guiomar Germani (Geografia/POSGEO/UFBA)

Dra Gilca Garcia Oliveira (Economia UFBA/POSGEO/UFBA)

Dr. Luis Antonio de Araújo Costa (Ciências Sociais / IFBA)

Víctor Romário (Eng. Computação/UFBA)

Diego Moreira (Arquitetura/UFBA)

Karol Ribeiro (Odontologia/UFBA)

Jessyca Assis (Gastronomia/UFBA)

Tayane Lopes (Oceanografia/UFBA)

Jessica Cunha (Oceanografia/UFBA)

Larissa Andrade (Farmácia/UFBA)

Victor Coutinho (IHAC/UFBA)

Hingrid Thaina (Economia/UFBA)


Dr. Felipe Milanez (IHAC/UFBA e Mestrado CAHL/UFRB)

Dra. Vanessa Lucena Empinotti (PGT/UFABC)

Dr. Carlos Bonfim (IHAC/UFBA)

Dr. Roberto Araújo de Oliveira Santos Jr. (MPEG)

Dra. Edna Castro (NAEA /UFPA)

Dr. Julio Cesar de Sá da Rocha (UFBA)

Dr. José Augusto Pádua (UFRJ)

Dra. Marta Medeiros Marques (USP)

Dra. Raquel Rigotto (UFC)

Dr. Emiliano Teran (UNV/Venezuela)

Dr. Horácio Araoz (CONICET/Argentina)

Dra. Beatriz Bustos (UC/Fau/Chile)

Dra. Catalina Toro Perez (UNC/Colômbia)

Dr. Marco Armiero (KTH/Suécia)

Dra. Stefania Barca (CES/Universidade de Coimbra)

Dr. Maurício Berger (CONICET/Argentina)

Dra. Maria Cristina Fragkou (Universidade de Chile)

Dr. Eduardo Goes Neves (MAE/USP)

Ms. Luiz Henrique Eloy Terena (APIB/Museu Nacional)

Ms. Edel de Moraes (CNS/UNB)

Ms. Givânia Siva (CONAQ/UNB)

Dr. Joan Martinez-Alier (ICTA/UAB)

Dra. Ariel Salleh (University of Sydney)

Dr. Marcelo Firpo Porto (ENS/Fiocruz)

Dr Pedro Roberto Jacobi (IEE/USP)

Manuel Prieto (Universidad Católica del Norte, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile)

Piergiorgio Di Giminiani (PUC, Santiago, Chile)

Maria Zezé Pacheco (Conselho Pastoral dos Pescadores - CPP, Bahia)

Charles Trocate (MAM / MST)

Eduardo Gudynas (CLAES, Montevideo, Uruguai)

Enrique Aliste (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Astrid Ulloa (Universidad Nacional de Colômbia, Bogotá, Colômbia)

Tony Bebbington (Clark University, EUA)

Tom Perreault (Syrycuse University, EUA)

Joe Bryan (University of Colorado, Boulder, EUA)



Victor Romário (Eng. Computação/UFBA)

Diego Moreira (Arquitetura/UFBA)

Tayane Lopes (Oceanografia/UFBA)

Karol Ribeiro (Odontologia/UFBA)

Dra. Sue Iamamoto (Ciência Política/UFBA)

Dr. Felipe Milanez (IHAC/UFBA e Mestrado MPHADPI CAHL/UFRB)


Denilson Baniwa



Ihac - UFBA


Ihac - UFBA