Alex Alvarez, PhD

A native of Cuzco, Alex received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the National University of Cuzco, his master’s in social sciences with a focus in environmental management and development from the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLASCO), and his PhD in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He received doctoral fellowships at the National Centre of Competence in North-South Research in Geneva and the Russell E. Train Education for Nature program with the World Wildlife Fund. He also received the Exchange Legacy Lelong grant for social anthropology research from the National Center of Scientific Research in France.

Alex has written specialized articles for science publications abroad about Andean and Amazonian indigenous peoples, land governance, conservation, and protected areas in indigenous territories in Peru and has been a reviewer for various Latin American journals. He provides volunteer technical and scientific support to the Indigenous Federation of Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru on issues related to environmental governance, property rights, cultural landscapes, natural resource extraction, and conservation of biodiversity in indigenous territories. He was recently nominated to be an honorary member of the TICCA Consortium based in Geneva, an honor awarded Alex in recognition of his expertise in and activism regarding issues faced by indigenous peoples.

Education

  • PhD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • MA, Latin American Social Sciences Institute
  • BA, National University of Cuzco
Alex Alvarez, PhD

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