Gerardo Damonte Valencia

Senior Researcher
PhD in Anthropology - Cornell University

Gerardo Damonte Valencia has an MA and PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University. He carries out research in the field of natural resources at the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) along with his teaching position in the Department of Political Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University in Peru.

Gerardo leads projects in three interrelated fields: extractive industries and rural society; local knowledge and climate change; and territories and social movements. The geographical focus of his work is Latin America, and in particular the Central Andes region.

Among his publications are “The Constitution of Political Actors: Peasant Communities and Mobilization in Bolivian and Peruvian Andes” (2008), as well as various articles on the social impacts of extractive development in the Andes