L4E PhD Fellow – McGill University
Livia is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. Livia’s research is grounded in an alliance with the Sapara Nation of Ecuador to develop a pedagogy based on their millenary role as forest keepers. Before moving to Montreal for her PhD, she studied anthropology at Goldsmiths (London) under David Graeber and worked as a creative producer both in London and in Rome. She is the founder of the Moon Festival, opened by Margaret Atwood with a lecture on women and the moon, and a member of Rizomi.Lab, a grassroots organisation based in Rome that supports communities towards self-determination. Her research interests include social anarchism beyond the human, participatory processes in community building and relationship building with animals and spirits.