How states articulate indigenous demands is of paramount importance to the future evolution of their national identity projects, political systems, natural resource management, and environmental protection activities. The goal of this project is to further develop research on environmental conflicts surrounding extractive industries and indigenous demands, particularly as they pertain to the southern Argentine province of Neuquén, where indigenous communities are interacting with oil companies. The articulation of indigenous demands regarding territory and prior consultation in this region is of crucial importance to the future possibility of gas extraction through fracking in this area.
Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science
Tulia Falleti is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics.