About Me

Yojana Miraya Oscco


Interests Indigenous Geography, Environmental Justice, Resources Extraction, Indigenous Natural Resource Management, Political Ecology, Rural Livelihoods, Andean Food Sovereignty, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.

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I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science.I earned my BA from the Universidad Nacional Mayor of San Marcos in the field of Geography with a focus on Environmental Geography. I completed my Master’s degree in Social Science Research at Humboldt State University in the Environment and Community program, within the Department of Political Science. My MA thesis was titled: Adaptation of customary Quechua Indigenous political organization in the face of modern resource extraction: A case study in the Apurimac region of the Andes of Peru. This research took me to the highest reaches of the Andes, where I interviewed and surveyed Indigenous Quechua-speaking people in remote villages about the impacts of the mining industry on their communities, especially in relation to their customary forms of political organization.

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Preliminary Research Interviews JEM 2017.