PhD Fellow
Research Interests 

Environmental and natural resources governance
Transnational environmental conflicts
Ecocentric litigation
EU-Latin America trade relations


Advanced Master in Globalisation and Development, Institute of Development Policy (IOB) – University of Antwerp (Belgium)
MA Development and International Cooperation, University of Rome – La Sapienza (Italy)
BSc Economic Development & International Cooperation, University of Florence (Italy)

Biographical Statement 

Daniel Alejo is a PhD fellow at UNU-CRIS within the Nature, Climate and Health Cluster and a PhD Researcher in the ERC Curiae Virides project at the Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Under the supervision of Liliana  Lizarazo Rodriguez, he aims to analyse the socio-legal context and role of stakeholders and ecocentric networks in the transformation of human rights litigations into ecocentric litigations. His research combines different theoretical approaches, the sociology of law, political ecology and ecological economics, and uses mixed-methods including social network analysis and qualitative comparative analysis.

Prior to his PhD, Daniel interned at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in the Independent Office of Evaluation and worked as an independent research consultant for different civil society organisations. Daniel co-authored a forthcoming publication in the Journal of Political Ecology and authored a Latin American briefing paper for Society for International Development (SID).