Marcela Palomino-Schalscha

Marcela is a lecturer in human geography and development studies at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Marcela’s work is located in the intersection between development studies, human geography and political ecology, with special emphasis on Indigenous issues. more

18 August 2016

Marcela Palomino-Schalscha is a Senior Lecturer in geography and development studies at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests lie at the intersection of social geography, development studies and political ecology,particularly in Latin America and using participatory and visual methodologies. Most of her work has been around diverse and solidarity economies, Indigenous-led tourism, more-than-human geographies, identity politics and creative community practices as a form of knowledge production.
 
She has recently embarked on the use of arpilleras, political textiles from Chile, as a more-than-textual research method to explore the experiences of Latin American migrant and refugee-background women living in New Zealand. She is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development (Cupples, J., Palomino-Schalscha, M., & Prieto, M. (Eds.), 2018, Routledge), and Indigenous Places and Colonial Spaces: The Politics of Intertwined Relations (Gombay, N., & Palomino-Schalscha, M., 2018, Routledge). She is also a co-editor of ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.