Dr Lorenza Fontana

  • Senior Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)

Biography

Lorenza joined the Department of Politics in March 2022.

She held previous academic positions as Lecturer in International Politics at Newcastle University (UK), as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (USA), and as Post-doctoral Associate at the University of Sheffield (UK).

Before becoming a full-time academic, she served as political analyst and researcher at the United Nations Development Programme in Bolivia and did consultancy work for international organisations and NGOs, including Idea International and UNDP Europe and Central Asia.

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Research interests

Lorenza's research has addressed questions around the ethnic politics of socio-environmental conflicts, the domestic politics of human rights of vulnerable groups (including indigenous peoples, domestic workers and working children), and, more recently, the contentious politics of wildfires. She has also worked on the post-2015 development agenda and the challenges of fostering engagement from the Global South within the Sustainable Development Goals.

Her work is highly multidisciplinary, drawing from comparative politics and international relations, sociological approaches to collective action, and critical development theories.

Publications

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Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2008
Number of items: 29.

2022

Fontana, L. B. (2022) Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes. Cambridge University Press. (In Press)

Fontana, L. B. , Miramonti, A. and Johnston, C. (2022) Women in wildfire crises: exploring lived experiences of conflict through forum theatre. Studies in Social Justice, (Accepted for Publication)

Fontana, L. B. (2022) Identity in Latin American Social Movements. In: Rossi, F. M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

2021

Fontana, L. B. (2021) Indigenous Protest in Bolivia against Evo Morales. In: Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Wiley-Blackwell. (In Press)

2020

Oldekop, J. A. et al. (2020) Forest-linked livelihoods in a globalized world. Nature Plants, 6(12), pp. 1400-1407. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-020-00814-9) (PMID:33257859)

Fontana, L. B. (2020) The contentious politics of labor rights as human rights: lessons from the implementation of domestic workers rights in the Philippines. Human Rights Quarterly, 42(4), pp. 859-877. (doi: 10.1353/hrq.2020.0044)

Fontana, L. B. and Oldekop, J. A. (2020) The sustainable development goals: the bumpy road ahead. World Development, 127, 104770. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104770)

2019

Grugel, J. and Fontana, L. B. (2019) Human rights and the Pink Tide in Latin America: which rights matter? Development and Change, 50(3), pp. 707-734. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12418)

Fontana, L. B. (2019) Identity policies of education: struggles for inclusion and exclusion in Peru and Colombia. Journal of Education Policy, 34(3), pp. 351-373. (doi: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1535092)

2018

Giller, K. E., Drupady, I. M., Fontana, L. B. and Oldekop, J. A. (2018) Editorial overview: the SDGs – aspirations or inspirations for global sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 34, A1-A2. (doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.02.002)

2017

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2017) Deviant and over-compliance: the domestic politics of child labor in Bolivia and Argentina. Human Rights Quarterly, 39(3), pp. 631-656. (doi: 10.1353/hrq.2017.0035)

Fontana, L. B. (2017) Marginalisation(s) at the margins: studying identity, ethnicity and conflict in rural Bolivia. In: Crawford, G., Kruckenberg, L., Loubere, N. and Morgan, R. (eds.) Undertaking Global Development Research: Fieldwork Issues, Experiences and Reflections. SAGE Publications Ltd.: London, pp. 115-120. ISBN 9781473906662

2016

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2016) The politics of indigenous participation through "free prior informed consent": reflections from the Bolivian case. World Development, 77, pp. 249-261. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.08.023)

Oldekop, J. A. et al. (2016) 100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda. Development Policy Review, 34(1), pp. 55-82. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12147)

Grugel, J., Nem Singh, J., Fontana, L. and Ulhin, A. (Eds.) (2016) Demanding Justice in the Global South: Claiming Rights. Series: Development, Justice and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319388205

2015

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2015) To eradicate or to legalize? Child labor debates and ILO convention 182 in Bolivia. Global Governance, 21(1), pp. 61-78. (doi: 10.1163/19426720-02101006)

Fontana, L. B. (2015) Fratricide identities: the land conflict between indigenous Leco and peasant unions in Apolo, Bolivia. Social Identities, 21(3), pp. 273-293. (doi: 10.1080/13504630.2015.1041018)

2014

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Indigenous peasant 'otherness': rural identities and political processes in Bolivia. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 33(4), pp. 436-451. (doi: 10.1111/blar.12207)

Fontana, L. (2014) The 'indigenous native peasant' trinity: Imagining a plurinational community in Evo Morales's Bolivia. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(3), pp. 518-534. (doi: 10.1068/d13030p)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) In the shadow of recognition: Identity politics and social conflict in Bolivia = À l'ombre de la reconnaissance: politiques identitaires et conflit social en Bolivie. Critique Internationale, 64(3), pp. 101-120. (doi: 10.3917/crii.064.0101)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Indigenous peoples vs peasant unions: land conflicts and rural movements in plurinational Bolivia. Journal of Peasant Studies, 41(3), pp. 297-319. (doi: 10.1080/03066150.2014.906404)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Tierra, territorio,bienes comunes, recursos naturales: Sindicatos Campesinos contra Indígenas Originarios: Movimientos Sociales y Lucha por la Tierra en Bolivia. In: Escárzaga, F., Gutiérrez, R., Carrillo, J. J., Capece, E. and Nehe, B. (eds.) Movimiento indígena en América Latina: resistencia y transformación social volumen III. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana: México, pp. 191-211. ISBN 9786072802513

2013

Do Alto, H. and Fontana, L. B. (2013) Conflicto social y reterritorialización: miradas cruzadas sobre movimientos rurales y regionalistas en Bolivia. Trace(63), pp. 24-34. (doi: 10.22134/trace.63.2013.74)

Fontana, L. B. (2013) On the perils and potentialities of revolution: conflict and collective action in contemporary Bolivia. Latin American Perspectives, 40(3), pp. 26-42. (doi: 10.1177/0094582X13476003)

Calderón, F., Fontana, L. B. , Nava, M. I. and Pacheco, H. (2013) Understanding social conflicts in Latin America. Project Report. UNDP, Bolivia.

2012

Fontana, L. and Sparti, D. (2012) Identità Indotte: l'uso politico del riconoscimento in Bolivia = Triggered identities; on the political use of recognition in Bolivia. Studi Culturali, IX(2), pp. 175-200.

Calderón Gutiérrez, F., Fontana, L. B. , Nava Salinas, M. I. and Pacheco Ortega, H. (2012) La Protesta Social en América Latina. Siglo XXI: Buenos Aires. ISBN 9789876292115

Fontana, L. B. (2012) The "Proceso de Cambio" and the seventh year crisis: towards a reconfiguration of the relationship between state and social movements in Bolivia. Bolivian Studies Journal, 19, pp. 190-212. (doi: 10.5195/bsj.2012.57)

2008

Fontana, L. (2008) Il MEND: L'ultima fase della guerra del Delta = MEND: The Latest Phase of the Delta War. Afriche e Orienti, 2008(2), pp. 161-174.

This list was generated on Fri Oct 7 06:12:09 2022 BST.
Number of items: 29.

Articles

Fontana, L. B. , Miramonti, A. and Johnston, C. (2022) Women in wildfire crises: exploring lived experiences of conflict through forum theatre. Studies in Social Justice, (Accepted for Publication)

Oldekop, J. A. et al. (2020) Forest-linked livelihoods in a globalized world. Nature Plants, 6(12), pp. 1400-1407. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-020-00814-9) (PMID:33257859)

Fontana, L. B. (2020) The contentious politics of labor rights as human rights: lessons from the implementation of domestic workers rights in the Philippines. Human Rights Quarterly, 42(4), pp. 859-877. (doi: 10.1353/hrq.2020.0044)

Fontana, L. B. and Oldekop, J. A. (2020) The sustainable development goals: the bumpy road ahead. World Development, 127, 104770. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104770)

Grugel, J. and Fontana, L. B. (2019) Human rights and the Pink Tide in Latin America: which rights matter? Development and Change, 50(3), pp. 707-734. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12418)

Fontana, L. B. (2019) Identity policies of education: struggles for inclusion and exclusion in Peru and Colombia. Journal of Education Policy, 34(3), pp. 351-373. (doi: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1535092)

Giller, K. E., Drupady, I. M., Fontana, L. B. and Oldekop, J. A. (2018) Editorial overview: the SDGs – aspirations or inspirations for global sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 34, A1-A2. (doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.02.002)

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2017) Deviant and over-compliance: the domestic politics of child labor in Bolivia and Argentina. Human Rights Quarterly, 39(3), pp. 631-656. (doi: 10.1353/hrq.2017.0035)

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2016) The politics of indigenous participation through "free prior informed consent": reflections from the Bolivian case. World Development, 77, pp. 249-261. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.08.023)

Oldekop, J. A. et al. (2016) 100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda. Development Policy Review, 34(1), pp. 55-82. (doi: 10.1111/dpr.12147)

Fontana, L. B. and Grugel, J. (2015) To eradicate or to legalize? Child labor debates and ILO convention 182 in Bolivia. Global Governance, 21(1), pp. 61-78. (doi: 10.1163/19426720-02101006)

Fontana, L. B. (2015) Fratricide identities: the land conflict between indigenous Leco and peasant unions in Apolo, Bolivia. Social Identities, 21(3), pp. 273-293. (doi: 10.1080/13504630.2015.1041018)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Indigenous peasant 'otherness': rural identities and political processes in Bolivia. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 33(4), pp. 436-451. (doi: 10.1111/blar.12207)

Fontana, L. (2014) The 'indigenous native peasant' trinity: Imagining a plurinational community in Evo Morales's Bolivia. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(3), pp. 518-534. (doi: 10.1068/d13030p)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) In the shadow of recognition: Identity politics and social conflict in Bolivia = À l'ombre de la reconnaissance: politiques identitaires et conflit social en Bolivie. Critique Internationale, 64(3), pp. 101-120. (doi: 10.3917/crii.064.0101)

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Indigenous peoples vs peasant unions: land conflicts and rural movements in plurinational Bolivia. Journal of Peasant Studies, 41(3), pp. 297-319. (doi: 10.1080/03066150.2014.906404)

Do Alto, H. and Fontana, L. B. (2013) Conflicto social y reterritorialización: miradas cruzadas sobre movimientos rurales y regionalistas en Bolivia. Trace(63), pp. 24-34. (doi: 10.22134/trace.63.2013.74)

Fontana, L. B. (2013) On the perils and potentialities of revolution: conflict and collective action in contemporary Bolivia. Latin American Perspectives, 40(3), pp. 26-42. (doi: 10.1177/0094582X13476003)

Fontana, L. and Sparti, D. (2012) Identità Indotte: l'uso politico del riconoscimento in Bolivia = Triggered identities; on the political use of recognition in Bolivia. Studi Culturali, IX(2), pp. 175-200.

Fontana, L. B. (2012) The "Proceso de Cambio" and the seventh year crisis: towards a reconfiguration of the relationship between state and social movements in Bolivia. Bolivian Studies Journal, 19, pp. 190-212. (doi: 10.5195/bsj.2012.57)

Fontana, L. (2008) Il MEND: L'ultima fase della guerra del Delta = MEND: The Latest Phase of the Delta War. Afriche e Orienti, 2008(2), pp. 161-174.

Books

Fontana, L. B. (2022) Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes. Cambridge University Press. (In Press)

Calderón Gutiérrez, F., Fontana, L. B. , Nava Salinas, M. I. and Pacheco Ortega, H. (2012) La Protesta Social en América Latina. Siglo XXI: Buenos Aires. ISBN 9789876292115

Book Sections

Fontana, L. B. (2022) Identity in Latin American Social Movements. In: Rossi, F. M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

Fontana, L. B. (2021) Indigenous Protest in Bolivia against Evo Morales. In: Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Wiley-Blackwell. (In Press)

Fontana, L. B. (2017) Marginalisation(s) at the margins: studying identity, ethnicity and conflict in rural Bolivia. In: Crawford, G., Kruckenberg, L., Loubere, N. and Morgan, R. (eds.) Undertaking Global Development Research: Fieldwork Issues, Experiences and Reflections. SAGE Publications Ltd.: London, pp. 115-120. ISBN 9781473906662

Fontana, L. B. (2014) Tierra, territorio,bienes comunes, recursos naturales: Sindicatos Campesinos contra Indígenas Originarios: Movimientos Sociales y Lucha por la Tierra en Bolivia. In: Escárzaga, F., Gutiérrez, R., Carrillo, J. J., Capece, E. and Nehe, B. (eds.) Movimiento indígena en América Latina: resistencia y transformación social volumen III. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana: México, pp. 191-211. ISBN 9786072802513

Edited Books

Grugel, J., Nem Singh, J., Fontana, L. and Ulhin, A. (Eds.) (2016) Demanding Justice in the Global South: Claiming Rights. Series: Development, Justice and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319388205

Research Reports or Papers

Calderón, F., Fontana, L. B. , Nava, M. I. and Pacheco, H. (2013) Understanding social conflicts in Latin America. Project Report. UNDP, Bolivia.

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Grants

 

Principal Investigator 'Playing with fire: Using forum theatre to investigate social conflict in the aftermath of the 2019 Bolivian wildland fires' Urgency Award, AHRC (£150,000) 2020/2022

Principal Investigator ‘The Determinants of Inter-communal Conflicts in Rural Bolivia: New Evidence with Quantitative Data’, Pioneer Award, Newcastle University Institute for Social Science (£5,000) 2020/2021

Principal Investigator, Returner's Support Programme, Newcastle University (£10,000) 2019/2020
 
Principal Investigator ‘Contentious Rights: A Comparative Study of International Human Rights Norms and their Effects on Domestic Social Conflict’ Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship, European Commission (€270,000) 2016/2020
 
Principal Investigator ‘Indigenous Voices: Assessing the Impact of Free Prior and Informed Consultation within Amazonian Communities’ Royal Geographical Society Small Grant (£3,000) 2015
 
Co-Investigator ‘ID100: Hundred Key Questions in International Development’ Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Collaborative Research and Development Award, University of Sheffield (£35,000) 2014
 
Research Mobility Award, Worldwide University Network (WUN) (£2,200) 2014
 
Santander Research Mobility Award (£1,200) 2013
 
Erasmus Consortia Placement Award (€3,150) 2011
 
POR Regione Toscana  Award (€4.800) 2010
 
UNDESA and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joint Fellowship ($18,000) 2009
 

 

Supervision

I am happy to supervise students working in any of my research interests, in particular politics of international development, Latin American politics, human rights and social justice, social movements and identity politics.

Additional information

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Italian (mother tongue)