Dr. Juan Martin Dabeizes

Adjunct Professor in Ethnobiology, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Dr. Juan Martín Dabezies will be an academic visitor in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent for a year, beginning August 2019.

He is an archaeologist and environmental anthropologist by training, currently an adjunct professor in Ethnobiology at the University of the Republic in Uruguay. Much of his research has focussed on process of heritagisation of nature and management of a palm forest in Uruguay . His current project is focussing on the social dynamics and conflicts associated with the expansion of wild boar in Europe, and its incidence at a discursive and material level in Uruguay, in terms of conservation and biosecurity processes.

His recent publications include:

Dabezies, J., 2019. Negotiating the Taskscape. Relocating Human – Environmental Relationships in Conservation Proposals around Palm Forests in Uruguay. Conservation and Society 17 (3), 236-249.

Dabezies, J.M., 2018. Heritagization of nature and its influence on local ecological knowledge in Uruguay. International Journal of Heritage Studies 24 (8), 1-15.

Dabezies, J.M., de Souza, G., Torena, D., 2017. Rethinking representations of the space in human-environmental relationships in Uruguay. Geoforum 82, 189-199.


He can be reached at: tinchodabe(at)gmail.com