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Miriam Castillo Orozco

Ph.D. Student


Miriam is a Ph.D. student in Indigenous forest governance with specialization in Latin America.

Miriam seeks to understand the complexity of Nature-Society relationships through decolonial lenses from the Global South. Her research within the Environmental Science in Society Lab aims to explore a reconciling transition of forest governance in Latin America, including indigenous epistemologies inside national and international climate politics. This project is currently supported by the University of Toronto Scarborough's Inclusive Excellence Doctoral Fellowship for black and Indigenous students. 
Miriam is an Arts and Science content creator in her blog Under the Leaves, intending to critically engage with indigenous and environmental activists worldwide. She has previous professional experience in the Mexican public sector and environmental defense organizations. Miriam holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Bristol and a BSc. in Sustainable Development Engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.


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