Dr. Maristella Svampa, PhD, studied Philosophy at the National University of Córdoba, specializing in History and Philosophy in France, and received a doctorate in Sociology from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. She is currently a Senior Researcher at Conicet and Professor at the
National University of La Plata. Dr. Svampa’s research deals with the socio-ecological crisis, social movements and collective action, as well as problems linked to critical thinking and Latin American social theory. She has published twenty books, including essays, research and novels. One of her most books is Ecological Collapse Has Arrived. A compass to get out of (bad) development, which she coauthored with Enrique Viale. Dr. Svampas is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, England, with the Simón Bolívar Chair.