University of Calgary

Jeremy John Escobar Torio

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching


Jeremy returned to the Department of Geography in 2018 following research with the University of Calgary in the Philippines, Peru, and Canada, and; international development work with Cuso International in Bolivia and El Centro para Justicia Global in Mexico.

Research Interests

Jeremy’s research focuses on the cultural, social, and political power relations embedded within spaces and places, and its implications on communication, identity, and engagement strategies on socio-environmental issues. This involves a broad range of topics from networking strategies on conservation and natural resources management to the representation of local/indigenous interests against extractive industries. His regional foci are Latin America and Southeast Asia.



Escobar Torio, J. J. & Tam, C.-L. (2018). Indigenous power struggles in the Peruvian Amazon: A spatio-cultural analysis of communication. Environmental Communication, 12(4), 480-494.


Escobar Torio, J. J. (2017). Understanding and establishing indigenous partnerships in the Global South: A case study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Report prepared for and submitted to Cuso International, 68 pages. La Paz, Bolivia.

Escobar Torio, J. J. (Ed.). (2015). Social entrepreneurship program in Morley. Report prepared for and submitted to Bridges Social Development, 39 pages. Calgary, Alberta.

Research Groups

  • Local and Indigenous Rights
  • Local and Indigenous Rights


Current Studies

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