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Lourdes Alonso Serna

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  • BA International Relations - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • MA Latin American Studies - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méxic

Thesis title

Spaces of the wind in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico: Between the Local and the Global.


Research details

The aim of this research is to analyze wind space production and the actors involved in the process in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. The wind industry in this region is producing transformations in social relations and is changing the landscape, the land tenure, and the balance of power in the region. The wind industry also is incorporating the local scale within global capital production, but this incorporation can best be characterized by uneven development.

Research interests

  • Political ecology 
  • Wind energy, energy transition and spatial restructuring 
  • Capitalism and spatial restructuring 
  • International Political Economy 
  • Extractivism in Latin America

Recent publications

  • Alonso, L., and García, G. (2016) Megaproyecto eólico y despojo en el Istmo de Tehuantepec. In. Megaproyectos en México. Una lectura crítica. México: Ítaca-UNAM. 
  • Alonso, L. (2016) Ética en los proyectos de energía renovable en Oaxaca: el caso de las centrales eólicas del Istmo de Tehuantepec. In Oaxaca verde. Ética ambiental para nuestro estado. México: Letras del Lobo.