Julia Torres Ventura

Studying towards a PhD in Geography
Decolonising Indigenous Peoples’ Territories. A comparative analysis of the legal persons: Urewera Forest, New Zealand and Atrato River, Colombia.

Location: Ernest Rutherford 262
Country of origin: Mexico
Julia Torres Ventura

Supervisors:

Primary Supervisor: Ann Brower
Co-Supervisor: Elizabeth Macpherson
Additional Supervisor: Lindsey MacDonald

Research Interests

  • The relationships between people-place and the law.
  • The rights of Indigenous peoples and human rights.
  • Comparative law.
  • Environmental resistance movements and decolonisation in Latin America.

Working thesis title

Decolonising Indigenous Peoples’ Territories. A comparative analysis of the legal persons: Urewera Forest, New Zealand and Atrato River, Colombia.

Personal Interests

Long distance cycling, rock climbing, tramping, mountaineering.

Campus Life

UC Doctoral scholarship

  • Project: Policy and legislation for Environmental-Based Management. Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.Research collaboration 2021. New Zealand
  • United Nations Harmony with Nature. Experts Network.
  • Project Riverine Rights. Oslo Metropolitan University. Young professional 2021.Scholarship recipient 2021. Norway

Academic History

LLM International Legal Studies. Environmental Law.
American University, USA.
Fulbright scholarship.

Bachelor of Law.
Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. Mexico.

Bachelor of Accountancy.
Escuela Bancaria y Comercial. Mexico

Languages: Spanish (native), English (Professional), Portuguese (professional reading), Swedish (basic communication).

Publications

Elizabeth Macpherson, Stephen C. Urlich, Hamish G. Rennie, Adrienne Paul, Karen Fisher, Laura Braid, Jill Banwell, Julia Torres Ventura, Eric Jorgensen, ‘Hooks’ and ‘Anchors’ for relational ecosystem-based marine management, (2021) 130 Marine Policy.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104561

Elizabeth Macpherson, Julia Torres Ventura and Felipe Clavijo Ospina, Constitutional Law, Ecosystems, and Indigenous Peoples in Colombia: Biocultural Rights and Legal Subjects, (2020) 9(3) Transnational Environmental Law 1.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S204710252000014X