Ivan Vargas

Upon obtaining my law degree and finishing a thesis on the formation of new colonial identities within 17th century legal discourse in New Granada, I entered the Bioscience and Law M.A. program at the National University of Colombia (NUC) where I developed research on intellectual collective property rights and traditional knowledge in the Amazon.  I have also served as editorial coordinator for a journal on socio-legal studies at the NUC-Law School, and as a junior researcher for the Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California-Davis, where I co-authored an article on expert testimony in cases of child abuse as well as a study on Learning Experiences of Spanish-Speaking adults throughout California. I am currently interested in environmental constitutionalism, and political and cultural processes in the Global South.