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Sofía Ávila

Sofía Ávila is a PhD student in the Environmental Science and Technology Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). She is working on the social and biophysical dimensions of renewable energy production. Her interests are on the distributional aspects of energy transition strategies, and exploring alternative paths through environmental justice and degrowth. She holds a Master degree in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology (ICTA), and a Bachelor in International Relations (UNAM). She’s board member of the Mesoamerican Society for Ecological Economics. Sofia is also a curious traveller and eclectic reader.


Advisory Board

  • Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, India
  • Ivonne Yanez, Acción Ecológica, Ecuador
  • Tatiana Roa, CENSAT, Colombia
  • Godwin Ojo, ERA, Nigeria
  • Henk Hobbelink, GRAIN, Barcelona
  • Patrick Bond, UKZN-CCS, South Africa
  • Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Anna Lora-Wainright, University of Oxford, UK
  • Leah Temper, ICTA-UAB, Spain
  • Paul Mohai, University of Michigan, USA
  • Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Begum Özkaynak, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

Ethics Advisor

  • Prof. Catherine Larrère, Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France