As of 1 February 2018, Barbara Hogenboom (1967) has been appointed professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. She also succeeds Michiel Baud as director of the UvA’s Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), which is embedded into the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies.
Prof. Barbara Hogenboom is a political scientist and has been working at CEDLA since 2001, first as an assistant professor and – since 2012 – as an associate professor. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, she has published nine books and seven special issues, including Environmental Governance in Latin America (2016) with Fabio de Castro and Michiel Baud, and The Extractive Imperative in Latin America (2016) with Murat Arsel and Lorenzo Pellegrini. Hogenboom is managing editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She coordinated a consortium of ten European and Latin American universities for the EU-FP7 project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin American and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use’ (ENGOV, 2011-2015).
Barbara Hogenboom conducts research into current developments in Latin America in the context of various international projects: the impact of growing Chinese interests in the oil sector and mining industry, as well as the increasing local resistance to large-scale extraction projects. She also coordinates the new SDG project LFFU: ‘Leave fossil fuels underground for sustainable and inclusive development: Co-creating alternative pathways in Africa and Latin America’. In this project, a team from the UvA, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, University of the Witwatersrand and Oilwatch are examining promising local initiatives for leaving fossil fuels underground in favour of sustainable development.