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Marien González Hidalgo

Marien González Hidalgo


I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development where I study conflicts and socio-environmental transformations associated to forestry in Sweden and Spain. I hold a PhD from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain. My PhD focused on the political ecology of environmental conflicts in Latin America and the role that emotions play in such processes. My PhD was funded by the Marie Curie ITN project ENTITLE (the European Network of Political Ecology), where I was based at the Geography Department at the University of Chile for two years. I am inspired by critical engagements with feminist political ecology, environmental justice and social movements research and action-research. I support and participate of critical and collective writing projects beyond neoliberal academia such as the blog Undisciplined Environments and the Spanish Journal Ecología Política.

Selected publications

González-Hidalgo, M., & Zografos, C. (2019). Emotions, power, and environmental conflict: Expanding the ‘emotional turn’in political ecology. Progress in Human Geography, 0309132518824644.

González-Hidalgo, M., López-Dietz, S., & Pacheco-Pailahual, S. (2019). El sentipensar extractivo colonial: geografías emocionales de la extracción en Gülumapu, el territorio mapuche en el sur de Chile. Journal of Latin American Geography, 18(3), 85-109.

González-Hidalgo, M., & Zografos, C. (2017). How sovereignty claims and “negative” emotions influence the process of subject-making: Evidence from a case of conflict over tree plantations from Southern Chile. Geoforum, 78, 61-73.

González-Hidalgo, M. (2017). The politics of reflexivity: Subjectivities, activism, environmental conflict and Gestalt Therapy in southern Chiapas. Emotion, Space and Society, 25, 54-62.

González-Hidalgo, M., Otero, I., & Kallis, G. (2014). Seeing beyond the smoke: the political ecology of fire in Horta de Sant Joan (Catalonia). Environment and Planning A, 46(5), 1014-1031.


Researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Rural Development
Telephone: +4618672610
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land, Box 7012
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Uppsala