Dr. Maya Manzi
Maya Manzi has a PhD in Geography from Clark University, Worcester (MA), a Masters in Geography from McGill University, Montreal (QC) and a BA in Geography from Université Laval, Québec (QC). She did a Postdoctoral research in the Post-Graduation Program of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia (PPGAU-UFBA) in Salvador, where she is member of the research group Lugar Comum. Her research interests include the political ecology and moral economies of agrofuel production, territorial and socioenvironmental conflicts, urban and agrarian social movements, insurgent planning, the production of natures and subjectivities, and the everyday embodied experiences of neoliberal academia.
She currently works on the knowledge dimension of conviviality in unequal societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. She examines how knowledge (geo)politics and practices are implicated in the making of particular configurations of conviviality and inequality. She focuses on a specific, often overlooked, form of conviviality – that which characterizes nature-society and human-nonhuman relations.