Team

Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador (UASB-Q) Ecuador

Enrique Ayala Mora

TEAM LEADER

Professor of Latin American History, UASB-Q Sede Ecuador; President, Colegio de América Sede Latinoamericana; Director, Procesos, Revista Ecuatoriana de Historia. Editor, Nueva Historia del Ecuador; General Coordinator, Historia de América Andina; Author, Cambridge History of Latin America; Editor, volume VII, Historia General de América Latina and Member of its International Committee. He is a Historian, Doctor in Education, PUCE, Quito; DPhil, Oxford; has been Rector (Vice Chancellor) of Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sucre, Bolivia and Quito, Ecuador; Vice President of the Special Commission for Indigenous Affairs, National Congress, Ecuador; Vice president of Interparliamentary World Union.

Ariruma Kowii

INVESTIGATOR

Citlalli Andrango

INVESTIGATOR

Audiovisual producer and cultural manager. Producer, Casa Audiovisual AYLLUREC, since 2015. Producer, Community Cinema Training Project “HUMAZAPAS”, since 2020. Manager and dancer, HUMAZAPAS group, since 2020. Producer of the audiovisual projects: HUAHUA 2017, EL CONDOR PASA, in editing, AKCHA SAPI, in development. Technical support in the Operational Secretariat of the Latin American Coordinator of Rural Organizations, CLOC-VÍA CAMPESINA, 2010-2013. Communication Secretariat, Office of Assemblyman Pedro de la Cruz, National Assembly, 2009-2010. FILM PRODUCTION: Arica Nativa Production Workshop 2021. EDOC Pitch Workshop, 2021. Walden Residencies, Artistic Residency, 2021. Chile Conecta, Taller Conecta con tus Raíces, 2021. Málaga Talent, 2019.

Diego Raza Carrillo

INVESTIGATOR

Professor in the Management area and is a coordinator of the project office at the Simón Bolívar Andean University. He is an Economist, MBA and Doctor of Education. Academic Coordinator of the master’s degree in financial management and financial risk administration, currently researching banking and climate change. Author of several articles on planning, finance, management, and education. In the public sphere, he has been a consultant for almost all State portfolios in Ecuador. He has worked to strengthen the Superintendence of Banks, Companies, Telecommunications, and State offices, including the Presidency of the Republic. He has also experience as a public banking consultant.

Ramiro Avila Santamaría

INVESTIGATOR

Professor of Law at the UASB-E. Coordinator of the master’s degree in Rights of Nature and Interculturality at the UASB-E. Author of several publications, including ‘Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales. Doctrina, jurisprudencia y normativa’ (Quito: UASB/Ediciones Legales, 2020), ‘La utopía del oprimido: la naturaleza y el buen vivir en el pensamiento crítico, el derecho y la literatura’ (Madrid: Akal, 2019). He has a PhD in Legal Sociology from the Universidad del País Vasco. He has a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia University (New York) and in Legal Sociology from the Universidad del País Vasco-Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica (Oñati). Former judge of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador (2019-2022). 

Yaku Pérez Guartambel

INVESTIGATOR

Doctor in Jurisprudence from the Universidad de Cuenca. Specialist in Criminal Law and Indigenous Justice from UNIANDES, and Specialist in Environmental Law from UTPL. Judge of the International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, Former presidential candidate of Ecuador 2021, Mayer of the province of Azuay 2019-2020, General Coordinator of the CAOI (2017-2020). President of the Confederation of the Kichwa Peoples of Ecuador ECUARUNARI (2013 -2019), president of the Federation of Indigenous and Peasant Organizations of Azuay FOA (2003 -2012). Has published books translated into English and German: ‘La Asamblea Constituyente’; ‘Justicia Indígena’; ‘Agua u Oro: Kimsakocha la resistencia por el agua’; and ‘Consultas Comunitarias en Ecuador, La Resistencia’.