Doctoral Researcher

Jorge Vega is a doctoral researcher at the IRI THESys working on the coupling between environmental conflicts, the extractivist logic of the Anthropocene, and the coloniality of power in late capitalism. His background is related to political philosophy and biology, with an MSc degree in Biological Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has worked for several years as a researcher next to environmental social movements, and has taught Philosophy and Ethics of Science, Political Ecology, Environmental Conflicts, and Decolonial theory courses at the UNAM and Humboldt University. Parallel to his academic career, he has worked as a writer and visual artist in Mexico and Germany. He is the founder and speaker of our decolonial research group.

Research Interests

  • Anthropology of extractivism
  • Decolonial Studies
  • Political Philosophy and Ethics