Juan Luis Dammert Bello

Program Officer at Oxfam in Peru,
Consultant for Universidad del Pacifico


Juan Luis Dammert earned a B.A. in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Massachusetts. His research interests examine issues of resource governance, infrastructure development and environmental change in Latin America. His doctoral research focused on the expansion of large-scale plantations in the Peruvian Amazon. He currently works as Program Officer at Oxfam in Peru, where he coordinates a project on land rights associated to agribusiness in Peru and Colombia; and also as a consultant for Universidad del Pacifico, where he is carrying out research on environmental safeguards from development banks in infrastructure projects. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law between 2007 and 2012. He was an adjunct professor for PUCP between 2006 and 2012, where he also was in charge of the environmental section of the Latin America Diploma on Extractive Industries. In the recent years he has carried out and published research for GRADE, Oxfam, Universidad del Pacífico and ICAA-USAID; and has been a consultant for Wildlife Conservation Society. 

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