Andrés López Rivera awarded doctorate
In March 2022, Andrés López Rivera was awarded his doctorate by the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his dissertation “Re-Encountering Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Epistemic Diversity in Global Climate Change Governance,” he analyzes why and how culturally specific ways of knowing – or epistemic diversity – gain visibility and recognition in a field of governance, as well as how these translate into changes in the configuration of science-policy relations. By advancing an analytical approach to epistemic diversity, he extends and challenges prevalent theories of knowledge-based authority in global or transnational spheres of politics. López Rivera was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) since 2017.