DOC-team-Stipendiatin Marie Jasser

1. Oktober 2020 Projektstart am Institut.

Projektitel: The Socio-Ecological Crisis Up Close: Conflicts, Experiences and Alternatives in the Andean-Amazon Region

Projektlaufzeit: 01.10.2020-30.09.2023

Wissenschafterinnen: Valerie Lenikus - Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien (Betreuung: Ulrich Brand), Tamara Artacker - Institut für Soziale Ökologie, BOKU (Betreuung: Christoph Görg), Marie Jasser - Institut für Internationale Entwicklung, Universität Wien (Betreuung: Antje Daniel), Marcela Torres - Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Universität Wien (Betreuung: Patricia Zuckerhut)

ÖAW DOC-team-Stipendium: Mit dem Förderprogramm DOC-team fördert die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Gruppen von Doktorand/inn/en (3-4 Personen) aus den Geistes-, Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften, die sich gemeinsam einem nur fächerübergreifend zu lösenden Problem stellen.

Über das Projekt: The world must cope with severe effects of climate change like extreme weather phenomena, or the loss of biodiversity.The social consequences of disputes over the effects of climate change and extractivist activities, such as human rights violations, displacement, and the breakdown of community ties, are challenges to government systems and societies. They are also inseparably related to political, economic, and cultural issues involving race, class, gender, poverty, and nation.

In the Andean-Amazon region in Latin America, these effects are already palpable: They manifest in the destruction of people's livelihoods and ignite and intensify political struggles and protests. In our research project we apply an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the structural dimensions of the socio-ecological crisis and the role of specific actors in Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador by focusing on struggles concerning land and resource (over-)use. We examine possible coping mechanisms with the crisis on the base of diverse cosmovisions and local knowledge that are debated in the region.

Marie Jasser examines how conflicts over the acces, use, and ownership of land are being negotiated between peasant and indigenous social movements in the Plurinational State of Bolivia. Her contribution to the overall project is the study of plurinational statehood as a space for negotiation between different social models and cosmovisions from an intersectional perspective.