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Complete CV (pretty much everything I’ve done – updated January 2017)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative public policy, environmental policy and politics, global environmental politics. Water governance, sanitation and wastewater policy, North American environmental policy, Latin American environmental politics. Cross-scalar dynamics and human-environment interactions, spatial analyses. Networked and polycentric governance across multiple scales, the politics and geographies of waste. Human (economic, urban) and environmental geography, regional development, public affairs, public management and public policy, urban and industrial restructuring, regional spatial changes, land use and urbanization. Climate policy evaluation.

EDUCATION
PhD, Resource Management and Environmental Studies (Political Science & Human Geography), The University of British Columbia
MEng., Advanced Technology Management, The University of British Columbia
BASc., Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Guanajuato

RECENT ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2012 – present Assistant Professor, División de Administración Pública, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Sede Región Centro
2006 – 2012 Lecturer, Department of Political Science, The University of British Columbia
2010 Regional Director for Western Canada and Lead Researcher in Water and Climate Change, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)

PUBLICATIONS (Read a full list here)

PROJECTS FUNDED (EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FUNDING)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2017-2019 – ($200,000 USD, $4,000,000 Mexican pesos) CONACYT Problemas Nacionales Convocatoria 2015 (Ambiente): Collaborative research grant (Inter-institutional Groups) “Entendiendo y Resolviendo Conflictos por el Agua en México: Elementos de Gobernanza y Propuestas de Política Pública”. (Understanding and Solving Water Conflicts in Mexico: Governance Elements and Public Policy Proposals). Principal Investigator (Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Adriana Aguilar, CentroGEO).

2014 – ($US 7,000) Internal Workshop Grant. Funding for workshop and production of edited volume/special issue “Fronteras de la Investigación sobre Gobernanza del Agua en México” (Research Frontiers in Mexican Water Governance). Workshop, July 2nd, 2014.

2014 – ($US 1,500) Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Internal Grant, “Regional Studies Project”. Individual Project: “La historia del agua en Aguascalientes (1575-2013)” (Water history in Aguascalientes (1575-2013)” Project participant (Total seed funding $15,000)

2013-2015 – (US 25,000) University of California Mexico-US Institute – CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants Program (UC-MEXUS-CONACYT). Exploring Models of Electronic Wastes Governance in the United States and Mexico: Recycling, Risk and Environmental Justice. Principal Investigator (with Kate O’Neill, University of California, Berkeley)

2004 – 2008 – (US$ 30,000) Programa de Investigación sobre la Región de América del Norte (PIERAN) Can Transparency Reforms Improve National Policy Compliance? Field-Based Lessons from the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation’ Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters (CSEM) Mechanism”. Principal Investigator (with Inger Weibust, Carleton University and Jonathan Fox, University of California Santa Cruz)

2004-2006 – (US$ 20,000) Fondo Mixto de Investigación Guanajuato 2004 CONCyTEG-CONACyT Evaluación de Programas y Políticas Dentro de la Cuenca Lerma-Chapala. (Evaluation of Policies and Programmes within the Lerma-Chapala Watershed) Principal Investigator

APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS (CONTRACTS)

2014 – (USD $60,000) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through World Wildlife Fund Mexico (WWF-Mexico), Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC). Propuesta de diseño institucional y generación de insumos conceptuales y metodológicos para la evaluación de la política nacional en materia de cambio climático. (Proposal for the institutional design and generation of conceptual and methodological input for the evaluation of the national climatic change policy in Mexico). Principal Investigator

2013 – (USD $10,000) Fundación Konrad Adenauer, A.C. (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung). Taller de Análisis de la Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y la Protección al Ambiente (LGEEPA) a sus 25 Anos de Promulgación. (Workshop to Analyze the General Law for Equilibrium and Environmental Protection, 25 Years After its Publication) Principal Investigator, Co-Organizer of Workshop (with Leticia Bonifaz, CIDE)

SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DISCIPLINE

Distinctions and Recognition by the Profession and Peers
Investigador Nacional Nivel 1 (National Researcher, Level 1) Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National Researchers’ System), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT)
Member, Technical Committee of the “Local Government and Management” (Premio Gobierno y Gestión Local), CIDE (2015-to date)
Member, Technical Steering Committee of the National Network on Socio-Ecological Systems (2016-to date)
Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons (2012-to date)
Reviewer for CONRICYT’s Mexican Scientific Journals Board
Best Peer Reviewer Distinction (2013) by the journal Economía, Sociedad y Territorio
Accredited Member, Registro Conacyt de Evaluadores Acreditados (RCEA) (CONACyT Registered and Accredited Evaluator) RCEA-05-24941-2013

Service to the Discipline (Editorships and Learned Societies’ Committee Memberships)
Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies
Chair, Harold and Margaret Sprout Award Committee, (2016-2017)
Chair, Professional Development Committee, Association for Environmental Sciences and Studies (AESS) (2013-2015)
Member of the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award Committee, Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association (2015-2017)
Member of the Executive Committee, Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) (2013-2015)

Editorial Board Member
Politics, Groups, and Identities
Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies
Urban, Planning & Transport Research
Global Environmental Politics
Urbana: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Water International
Revista Mexicana de Legislación Ambiental

Grant Proposal Reviewer
NSF (National Science Foundation, USA), European Research Council (European Union Directorate, Brussels) (2014-), SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada), CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Mexico)

Book Manuscript Reviewer for Academic Presses
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México,University of Toronto Press, Instituto José Luis Ma. Mora, SUNY Press, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, The MIT Press, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Campus Cuajimalpa, EarthScan/Routledge, Oxford University Press, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Sobre Antropología Social (CIESAS), Palgrave MacMillan.

Panel and Paper Submissions Reviewer
Academy of Management, International Association for the Study of the Commons

Journal Peer-Reviewer
Climatic Change, Entreciencias, Public Administration Review, Local Government Studies, WIREs Interdisciplinary Reviews (Water), Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy; Agricultura, Sociedad y Desarrollo; Conservation and Society; Administrative Theory and Praxis; Environment, Systems and Decisions, Policy Sciences, Cuadernos de Administración, Latin American Research Review (LARR); Environment and Planning A; Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis; Espiral, Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad; Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua; International Journal of Water Governance, Journal of Management Studies, Agua y Territorio, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies, Política y Gobierno, Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Review of Policy Research, Ecological Economics, International Studies Perspectives, Food Policy, SAGE Open, Journal of Planning Education and Research; Urban, Planning & Transport Research; International Journal of the Commons; Organization Studies; Water; Argumentos, Gestión y Política Pública; Liminar; International Journal of the Commons, The Canadian Geographer, BC Studies, Global Environmental Politics, Regions & Cohesion, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, International Journal of Water Resources Management, Water Alternatives, Trayectorias, Water International, Ambiente y Sociedad, Journal of Cleaner Production, Región y Sociedad, American Management Association; Economía, Sociedad y Territorio, Convergencia

Professional Associations and Memberships
Public Management Research Association, International Association for Public Policy, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, WaterLat (Water in Latin America), Association of Environmental Sciences and Studies (2013-2015), Canadian Political Science Association, Association of American Geographers, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Association for the Study of the Commons, Canadian Association of Geographers, Latin American Studies Association, National Network of Researchers in Local Governments in Mexico, National Network of Urban Research in Mexico, Environmental Studies Section, ISA; International Studies Association.


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