Felipe Araneda Avila

PhD Student in Sociology | Smart Forests Research Assistant


Felipe is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

His work focuses on the intersections between digital media, STS and political ecology. More specifically, his PhD research aims to understand how digital restoration platforms transform the materialities, practices and governance of conservation initiatives in Chilean Patagonia. With this focus, his work seeks to provide new insights about how emerging forms of neoliberal conservation are consolidated and changed, and what consequences arise for natural ecosystems and human actors.

He holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BSc in Sociology from the Universidad Alberto Hurtado.