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Luis Andueza Profile

Dr Luis Andueza

Lecturer in International Development


Luis Andueza is a human geographer with a background in anthropology and critical development studies. His work focuses on critical theory, the political ecology of uneven and combined development in Latin America, and local responses to these processes on indigenous and rural territories.

Luis has experience conducting research on a range of Latin American contexts (including Mexico, Chile, and Peru) with both academic and nongovernmental organisations, with an emphasis on participatory research methods, interdisciplinarity, and the intersections between culture, political economy, uneven development, and human/environment relations.

Luis joined the Department of International Development in September 2022. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, and as Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.

He completed his PhD in Geography at King's College London in 2019, and holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, and a degree in Social Anthropology/Ethnology from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico.


  • Political ecology of extractive industries
  • Latin America - Human/environment relations
  • Climate crisis and social change
  • Political economy, value theory, and Marxism
  • Moral economy and economic anthropology
  • Ethnography and participatory methods 

Luis' work draws from human geography, anthropology, and critical Marxist theory, and has been theoretically and empirically focused on nature/society relations and the political ecology of value and extraction in Latin America.

His doctoral research looked at value theory and human/environment relations, and explored conflicts around water, energy infrastructure, and indigenous/campesino territorialities in southern Chile.

His most recent work focuses on value regimes, extractive infrastructure, and subjectivity in the Peruvian Amazon. 


  • 4YYD0001 Introduction to Development Studies
  • 7YYDN027 Development Theory and Emerging Economies

PhD supervision

Luis welcomes students looking to study any of the following areas:

  • Extractivism(s) and socio-environmental conflicts
  • Theoretical approaches to Nature/Society relations
  • Politics of the climate crisis and climate justice
  • Critical approaches to environment, development, and infrastructure
  • Agrarian change and subjectivity in Latin America