is Professor and current Head of the Department of Geography in the University of Chile. PhD in Geography and Development Studies at the EHESS of Paris, France, he works in social and cultural geography focused on socio-environmental subjects and sustainability conflicts (urban and rural) in the Chilean and Latin-American context. Member of the Steering Committee at IGU’s Commission ‘The Cultural Approach in Geography” (2013-2016) and “Global Understanding’ (2017-2020). Member of academic committee at the PhD in Territory, Space and Society (2017-2020), and in the PhD in Social Sciences (2015-2017) at the University of Chile. He works in several academic networks with universities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, and Chile. He obtained the position for the Pablo Neruda’s chair at the University Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris, France, in 2016. He was visiting professor at EHESS (2012 and 2016), University of Poitiers (2010) and University of Caldas, Colombia.
In 2018 he obtained the Geography’s National Award, delivered by the Chilean Society of Geographical Sciences.