Diana Córdoba Phd

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University. I completed a Master’s degree in International Development and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.


I am an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of political ecology, critical agrarian studies, and science and technology studies. My topics of research include:



I am a broadly educated sociologist whose academic work seeks to advance the theoretical and empirical understandings of the interlinked global challenges of generating social policies for socially just and environmentally sustainable rural transformations.  Thus, my research focuses on the study of the impacts of social policies for rural and territorial development and the role played by the state, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social movements and agrarian organizations in the implementation of these policies.  My research program is rooted in close partnerships with local communities and has drawn on multiple theories, frameworks, and methodologies from fields such as Political Science, Anthropology and Geography, and through collaboration with natural scientists.  I have thus far focused on the Americas, specifically Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and broader regional-scale analyses of Central America and South America’s Southern Cone.


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