Diana Aguiar

Biography

Diana Aguiar is a Brazilian researcher-activist working on the interface of agrarian change and political ecology, with a focus on agribusiness and logistics frontier expansion towards the Amazon and Cerrado (savanna) ecosystems as well as peasant and indigenous resistances. She obtained her MA from the Institute of International Relations of PUC-Rio (IRI/PUC-Rio) and her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IPPUR/UFRJ) (2019). Diana was a visiting researcher at Brown University (2008) and at the Nucleus for Higher Amazonian Studies (NAEA/UFPA) (2016). From 2015-2020, she was a Research Associate at FASE, a 60-year-old Brazilian social organization, having represented it in diverse activist networks, such as the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado, the No to ProSavana Campaign and the Global Forest Coalition. From 2012 to 2015 she was a Researcher at the Economic Justice team of the Transnational Institute (TNI). From 2008 to 2010 she was Global Program Coordinator for the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN).