Federica Ravera – Universitat de Vic, Colectivo FRACTAL

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Agroecology and Agro-food systems and collaborator of the Chair UNESCO of Women for the University of Vic- Central University of Catalunya.  Bachelor in Classical Literature, I moved then to Environmental Sciences linking social and ecological dimensions for investigating global change and I obtained my Degree from the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, and my PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, in the area of expertise of Ecological Economics. I’m also founding member of FRACTAL, a feminist environmental research collective.

My research experience and work in collaboration with communities and grassroots organizations has been influencing my transdisciplinary profile, pushing me to explore out of the box on how integrating perspectives and methods from the social and natural sciences (and arts) as well as from scientific and local/indigenous knowledge systems in global environmental change studies. My line of research focuses on the analysis of socio-institutional innovations, collective actions and the role of traditional and local knowledge in adapting to global environmental, cultural and socioeconomic changes, especially in agricultural and (silvo) pastoral systems of the Mediterranean context and high mountain regions (Andes and Himalayas). Through a perspective of feminist political ecology applied to studies of adaptation and resilience, my research is oriented to understand the dynamics of power that create inequalities, and the differential conditions that create new opportunities in the transformations of social-ecological rural systems.

More information on my publications and research in this link.


Fieldwork with my son