I hold a PhD from the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies CURDS, Newcastle University (UK). My area of expertise lies on economic geography, with emphasis on rural, local and regional development. I am interested in processes of economic geographies, including sustainable transformations, development geographies and diverse economies, and in understanding the geographical processes and results of regional development paths, uneven development and institutions. Theoretically, my point of departure is uneven development, local and regional development theories, and diverse economies. Empirically, my strongest point are compared case studies, and have experience working in Latin America and Europe.
My current research project explores the sustainable transformation of consolidated industries, as well as the opportunities for sustainable pathways in emerging industries in Latin America, focusing on global production networks.