Alexander Huezo

Alexander Huezo, UCI global and international studies assistant professor, has been named a 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Colombia. The honor will support his research efforts in Cali and Buenaventura, Colombia.

Beginning this August and through June 2026, he’ll make three visits to the area to conduct research with the Pacífico Taskforce on the impacts of natural rights (e.g., rights for rivers) for collectively titled ethnic communities. He’ll also teach an environmental justice workshop at the Center for Afro-Diasporic Studies at la Universidad Icesi. Findings from his time in Colombia will be the subject of planned journal articles he’ll co-author in Spanish.

Huezo earned his bachelor’s in political science and master’s in Latin American studies at UCLA and his Ph.D. in global and sociocultural studies at Florida International University. He joined the UCI faculty in fall 2023 following academic posts at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley. Previous work has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and several institutional fellowships, and published in World Development, the Journal of Political Ecology, and the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Watch and listen as Huezo describes his research and excitement about joining UCI’s Department of Global and International Studies.

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