Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Ana Cabrera Pacheco

Research interests:

Feminist and critical geographies, Decolonial thought, Indigenous studies, Disaster studies, Food and territories connections.

Career history:

2022-present PDRA, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

2020-2021 Postdoctoral Reseacher, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur

2018-2020 Sustainability Consultancy Coordinator, WSP México

2018 Advisor on social and community themes for the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve

Active research projects:

Ixchel: Building understanding of the physical, cultural and socio-economic drivers of risk for strengthening resilience in the Guatemalan cordillera (May 20 – Dec 24). Ixchel is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project that brings together approaches in the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities and aims to improve resilience to hazards and disasters in Guatemala by developing rigorous multi-hazard assessments, and by embedding Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within human rights frameworks. The project’s distinctive features include in-depth long-term participatory and ethnographic work with communities, and engagement with Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and an in-depth understanding of existing disaster scholarship. Funded by: UKRI – Natural Environment Research Council – Global Challenges Research Fund.

Recent publications:

Cabrera Pacheco, A.J. (2023 [Online 2021]). Ch’ixinakax utxiwa on practices and discourses of decolonization, Book Review, Gender, Place & Culture 30(1),

Cabrera Pacheco, A.J. (2022). Construyendo territorios bioculturales desde el solar familiar en la Península de Yucatán, México. En D. Morales, L. Sariego, & T. Teixeira (Eds.), Territorios y desarrollo: Teorías, debates y casos desde América Latina (pp. 136-161). Universidad de Costa Rica, Vicerrectoría de Investigación, CICAP.

Cabrera Pacheco, A.J. (2022). La (re)producción de las tradiciones agroalimentarias en los solares mayas de la Península de Yucatán, México. Estudios Sociales. Revista de Alimentación Contemporánea y Desarrollo Regional. 32(60).

Urban ECA Collective et al. (2022). Redefining the role of urban studies Early Career Academics in the post-COVID-19 university. City 26 (4), 562-586,

Cabrera Pacheco, A.J. (2017). Primitive Accumulation in Indigenous Mexico: The Contested Transformations of the Maya Solar of Yucatán. City. 21 (3-4), 503-519.

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