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Tulane University

Maria Pilar Garcia-Guadilla

Former Visiting CIPR Research Fellow

María Pilar García-Guadilla is a Tenured Full Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and the Graduated Programs of Political Sciences and Sustainable Development, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. She coordinates the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory in Environmental, Urban and Sociopolitical Conflict Management (GAUS-USB). Her published works include the books Challenging Development and Democracy: The Environmental Social Movements in Europe and Latin America; Ambiente, Estado y Sociedad: Crisis y Conflictos Socio-ambientales en Venezuela y América Latina and more than a hundred-fifty essays on political conflicts, strategic planning, participatory democracy and social movements in Latin America. She holds a M.A. in Social Sciences and a PhD in Urban Sociology, Human Ecology and Planning from the University of Chicago and a Post-doctorate in Social Movements from the University of London.

She has been Distinguished Professor and Research Scholar at the University of Virginia; Andrés Bello Distinguished Professor, Universidad de Salamanca; Kellogg Visiting Scholar University of Notre Dame; Latin American Visiting Planning Professor University of New Mexico; Director and Founder of the Graduated Program in Human Ecology in Venezuela, SIT- University of Vermont; Visiting Research Scholar University of Connecticut, British Council Honorary Research Scholar ILAS- University of London; Visiting Professor Complutense University of Madrid , Visiting Professor University of Los Andes in Bogotá and at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín; Fulbright Professor at the College of Charleston SC (USA); Visiting Professor at the Institute d`Hautes Etudes d`Amerique Latine. Université de La Sorbonne París III (France).

She is an activist and consultant to Human Rights and the Environmental Social movements and also, founder and activist of Venezuelan Women‘€™s movement. Currently, she is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research (CIPR) at Tulane University where she is working in the book: De la democracia liberal al Estado Comunal en Venezuela (1961-2014): las luchas por el reconocimiento la inclusión y la participación.