Ivan D. Vargas Roncancio
Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio is an assistant professor in the Law and Society program, Department of Social Sciences at York University. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences from McGill University (2021), a J.D (2008) and an LL.M in Law and Bioscience (2011) from the National University of Colombia. He acted as Associate Director for the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA) and held a post-doctoral position with the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) program at McGill (2021 – 2023). Iván worked for the Everyday Peace Indicators Project as an institutional ethnographer at George Mason University (2017-18) and was a “Francisco José de Caldas” scholar (COLCIENCIAS, 2013-2016). He is the co-PI for the intercultural research project: “A Community Path to Higher Education: The Biocultural Indigenous University of the Inga People of Colombia” (Spencer Foundation, Research-Practice Partnership Grant Program, 2022-2025). His research focuses on Earth law and the rights of nature; Indigenous legal cosmologies in Amazonia; anthropology of plant-human relations, and critical pedagogies. He has published in the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the Australian Feminist Law Journal, Sustainability, and the Boletín de Antropología, among others. He has two forthcoming books: Pedagogies for the Ecozoic (Cambridge University Press, co-author) and Law, Place and Plants in Amazonia: Sentient Legalities (Routledge Law, Justice, and Ecology book series).
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORKS
Vargas Roncancio, I.D and Mutumbajoy Sonia (2023). “Indigenous Community” in Haddad B. and Solomon B (Eds), Dictionary of Ecological Economics, Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/dictionary-of-ecological-economics-9781788974905.html
Vargas Roncancio, I.D and Mutumbajoy Sonia (2023). “Indigenous Rights” in Haddad B. and Solomon B (Eds), Dictionary of Ecological Economics, Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/dictionary-of-ecological-economics-9781788974905.html
Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2023). “Law as Relation and the Co-emergence of Beings: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Legal Education for Socioecological Transitions.” In Thomas Giddens and Dundee Luca Siliquini-Cinelli (Eds). Life and the Structures of the Law School: The Biopolitics of Legal Education. Vol. 2 (Resisting the Law School). London – NY: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Biopolitics-and-Structure-in-Legal-Education/Siliquini-Cinelli-Giddens/p/book/9781032006925
Vargas Roncancio, I.D. „Eine Welt, in die viele Welten passen“, in: ARCH+ 250 The Great Repair – Politiken der Reparaturgesellschaft (Dezember 2022), Page 154–159, hier S. 154. Link: https://archplus.net/en/current-issue /
Vargas Roncancio, I.D. et al. “An Indigenous University.” In The Architectural Review, Fall 2022. https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/an-indigenous-university
Vargas Roncancio, I.D., (2022) “Unas palabritas de ayer. Despertando a la Conversa. On Connections, Free Associations and Political Possibilities in Latin America.” In Molano P., Rocha-Vivas, M., & Rojas-Sotelo, M., (eds). Mingas de la Imagen. Estudios Ecocríticos, Indígenas e Interculturales, Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. https://repository.javeriana.edu.co/handle/10554/60234
“Why would the fish pain debate be so contentious?” Forum Letter in response to Vettese T. et al (2020) “The Great Fish Pain Debate: What happens when scientists get hooked on a question that could be argued forever?”
Gagliano, Monica & Vargas Roncancio, Ivan Darío, (2020). In Issues in Science and Technology, Summer, 49-53.
From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic
L4E Contributors: Ivan Vargas Roncancio, Leah Temper, Joshua Sterlin, Nina L. Smolyar, Shaun Sellers, Maya Moore, Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Jolyon Larson, Catherine Horner, Jon D. Erickson, Megan Egler, Peter G. Brown, Emille Boulot, Tina Beigi and Michael Babcock