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Dalena Tran

Dalena Tran is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), where she researches violence against women environmental defenders during ecological distribution conflicts. She previously earned a B.A. in Social Behavioral Science at Soka University of America, USA, as well as an M.Sc. in Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden, during both of which she has a special interest in studying what garbage and recycling reveal about locally specific cultural attitudes, structural particularities, and environmental in/justices. Outside of academia, she is also committed to a life of community service, and has volunteered in many different causes since youth.


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, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 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