University of Calgary

Jeremy John Escobar Torio

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

Biography

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 related to socio-environmental issues. This involves a broad range of topics from community engagement on natural resources management and urban sustainability to the representation of Indigenous/local interests against extractive industries.

Publications

Journal Articles

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2017.1371055

Policy and Technical Reports

Suva, C., Liu, J., Sigurdson, E., & Escobar Torio, J. J. (2021). Calgary COVID-19 Table - Phase 1 report: 17 December 2020 - 31 March 2021. The Immigrant Education Society.

Escobar Torio, J. J. (2017). Understanding and establishing indigenous partnerships in the Global South: A case study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuso International.

Escobar Torio, J. J. (Ed.). (2015). Social entrepreneurship program in Morley. Bridges Social Development.

Research Groups

  • Local and Indigenous Rights

Degrees

Current Studies

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