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Claudia Pinzón

Boltzmannstr. 4
Raum Raum 208
14195 Berlin

Claudia Pinzón Cuellar comes from Guatemala City and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. She completed a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at the Free University of Berlin with a focus on mining conflicts, civil society and resistance in Central America. In 2019, she completed an internship at MISEREOR in the Department for Policy and Future Issues, where she mainly worked on human rights, indigenous peoples and land rights in the Brazilian Amazon. In 2019, she joined the PRODIGY team and wrote her master's thesis as part of the project on civil society in the MAP region and shrinking spaces. She is now involved with the PRODIGY project and has a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation for her doctoral project. Her PhD research focuses on understanding what the concept of youth means in the Amazon Basin, specifically in Acre, Brazil, and how, from an intergenerational perspective, youth participate in negotiating leadership and land access within the Extractivist Reserve Chico Mendes. She is also interested in idetifying the tensions and shared ideas around the future imaginaries for the ResEx Chico Mendes envisioned by youth, elders, and the State. Claudia is engaged in the collective Voces de Guatemala en Berlín since 2019.