Alejandro Garcia Lozano

AGL dept photoBroadly, my research interests are in human-environment relations and the politics of natural resource governance. I am interested in how different sets of actors navigate or shape institutional arrangements, engage in collective action, and employ diverse discursive-material practices to influence policies and negotiate access to resources. I am also interested in the politics of scientific knowledge production, the conflicts that emerge from attempting to govern lively and ‘unruly’ non-human actors, and the kinds of discourses and technological practices that are mobilized in these processes. My dissertation work will focus on the political work of fishing cooperatives in Mexico, which have mobilized to form national-level confederations, and how their interactions with the federal government and non-state actors influence fisheries governance.