Ailén Vega

Ailén Vega | PhD Student| Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies (STS)

BA Geography (Honors) & Political Economy 2016, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: toxicity/contamination; resource extraction; indigenous & ribeirinho politics; Latin America/ Brazilian Amazon; critical indigenous studies; feminist science and technology studies

My research and studies has been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), the Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship (UC Berkeley), and FLAS for Portuguese language studies (UC Berkeley).  

I'm also a member of the Working Group on Political and Historical Ecology of the Trombetas, Tapajós and Xingu Rivers at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA) based in Santarém, Brazil (Grupo de Estudos de Ecologia Histórica e Política nas Bacias do Trombetas, Tapajós e Xingu). 

Teaching Experience: 

  • Graduate Student Instructor | GEOG 10 – Introduction to Geography : Worldings, Jake Kosek (Fall 2020). 

  • Graduate Student Reader | ANTHRO 189 –  Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Data, Cori Hayden (Spring 2020). 

  • Graduate Student Instructor | GEGO C32 – Introduction to Development Studies & Global Studies, Michael Watts (Fall 2019).