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ELISA MANYA AROND

Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA USA

earond@clarku.edu


EDUCATION


2012 –                     PhD in Geography (expected 2018)                                                              

                                 Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, MA USA

​​​Advisor: Anthony Bebbington

2009 --                      MSc in Science and Technology for Sustainability (with distinction)

                                 SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex,  Brighton, UK

2003 --                      BSc in Biology (summa cum laude)                                                                

                                 University Of Massachusetts Amherst / Commonwealth Honors College, Amherst, MA USA


RESEARCH

Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 Inter-American Foundation, Washington D.C., USA / Bogotá, Colombia

                                    Grassroots Development PhD Fellow. Fieldwork for dissertation research.

Oct 2015 – Dec 2015  Ford Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia/New York, USA

                                    Research Consultant. Review of Extractives Industries projects in the Andean Region. With Anthony Bebbington. Produced report for internal review process.

Aug 2013 – May 2014           Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, USA

                                 Research Assistant. Project: Engagement with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: A comparative study of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. Professor Anthony Bebbington.

Feb 2009 – Dec 2015 STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability), University of Sussex, UK

Nov 2011 – Dec 2015 Researcher, Grassroots Innovation Movements in Historical and Comparative Perspective, with Professor Adrian Smith.

Aug 2010 - Oct 2011 Research Consultant, Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto.

Feb 2009 - Jun 2010 Research Assistant, Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, with Professor Adrian Ely.

Sep - Oct 2009          Research Assistant, Global Food and Farming Futures, UK Foresight Committee 

Dec 2009 – Jun 2010 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, USA

​Research Assistant for Dr. Uma Lele.


May 2008 - Aug 2009 Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK

Aug 2009                  Research Assistant, Review of IDS Research Centers' Approaches to Capacity Building

Sep - Oct 2008          Research Assistant, Rights-Based Approaches to Development and Power Analysis; Colombia's Adhesion to the Paris Declaration.

May - Jun 2008        Research Assistant, Rights-Based Approaches to Development within Oxfam GB


TEACHING


Aug 2012 – Dec 2014            Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, USA

Fall 2014                                  Teaching Assistant. Living in the Material World: Political and Economic Geographies of Resource Development.

Spring 2014                              Teaching Assistant. Earth Systems Science.

Fall 2012                                   Teaching Assistant. Decision Methods for Environmental Management.

& Spring 2013         

 

July 2013                    Frontiers Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA

                                      Teaching Assistant (grades 11-12). Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

Oct – Dec 2009           STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability), University of Sussex, UK

                                 Tutor (Teaching Assistant). Sociological Perspectives on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainability.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CAMPAIGNS


Apr – Jun 2008           Twin & Twin Trading, London, UK

                                    Logistics Coordinator. Conference and Annual General Meeting of this pioneer fair trade organization.

Sep 2004 – Sep 2007,  Oxfam America, Boston, USA

   various positions      Coffee Program, Campaigns and Outreach Department

 

Mar – Jun 2007;         Fair Trade USA - Fair Trade certification and licensing organization.

   Dec 2007-Apr 2008   Consultant, Fair Trade Educational Resources.

 


PUBLICATIONS


Books, Journal Articles and Working Papers

Arond, E., Ojeda, D., Pérez-Bustos, T., and Ramírez, F. (co-editors) (2016) Espacialidades Feministas [Feminist Spatialities], Boletina Anual #5, Escuela de Estudios de Género, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Smith, A., Fressoli, M., Abrol, D., Arond, E., and A. Ely (2016) Grassroots Innovation Movements, Pathways to Sustainability Series. London: Earthscan/Routledge.

Bebbington, A., Arond, E., Dammert, J.L. (in press) Explaining Diverse National Responses to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the Andes: What Sort of Politics Matters? Extractives Industries and Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2016.11.005

 

Bebbington, A., Arond, E., Dammert, J.L. (2016) Scalar politics and transnational governance innovations: A political settlements lens on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the Andes. ESID Working Paper No. 66. Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID), Global Development Institute, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester. http://www.effective-states.org/wp-content/uploads/working_papers/final-pdfs/esid_wp_66_bebbington_arond_dammert.pdf

 

Fressoli, M., and Arond, E. (2015) Technology for Autonomy and Resistance: The Appropriate Technology Movement in Latin America. STEPS Working Paper 87, Brighton: STEPS Centre.

Fressoli, M., Arond, E., Abrol, D., Smith, A., Ely, A. and R. Dias (2014) When Grassroots Innovation Movements Encounter Mainstream Institutions: Implications for Models of Inclusive Innovation. Innovation and Development, 4(2): 277-292. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2157930X.2014.921354

Leach, M., J. Rockström, P. Raskin, I. Scoones, A. C. Stirling, A. Smith, J. Thompson, E. Millstone, A. Ely, E. Arond, C. Folke, and P. Olsson. (2012) Transforming innovation for sustainability. Ecology and Society 17(2): 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04933-170211

Smith, A., Arond, E., Fressoli, M., Abrol, D. and H. Thomas (2012) "Supporting grassroots innovation: Facts and Figures" Feature on Science and Innovation Policy, for SciDev.net (May 2). Available online: http://www.scidev.net/en/science-and-innovation-policy/supporting-grassroots-innovation/features/supporting-grassroots-innovation-facts-and-figures-1.html

Arond, E., Rodríguez, I., Arza, V., Herrera, F. and M. Sánchez (2011) Innovation, Sustainability, Development and Social Inclusion: Lessons from Latin America, STEPS Working Paper 48, Brighton: STEPS Centre

Arond, E. and Bell, M. (2010) Trends in the Global Distribution of R&D Since the 1970s: Data, their Interpretation and Limitations, STEPS Working Paper 39, Brighton: STEPS Centre