Colombina is a sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile (PUC) and a PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include political ecology, social movements and Latin American politics. She is currently researching Chilean environmental controversies, movements and politics, focusing on the case of the Patagonia Without Dams campaign. She worked with the Chilean based NGO Programa Chile Sustentable, where she co-edited the book “Conflicts over Water in Chile: Between Human Rights and Market Rules”. She is a founding member and co-director of VerDeseo.
Huon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy. He completed a Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) with first class honours at the University of Sydney. Before commencing his Doctoral program he worked as a researcher on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant which was devoted to considering Australia's skilled migration programs, and, the connection between migrant remittances and capital formation in the Asia-Pacific and South-Asian regions. He has also undertaken research into financial literacy and a separate project on transformation of property law in China. He holds an Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Sydney Democracy Initiative PhD Collaboration Fellowship.
Huon's PhD project looks to theorizing the complexity of markets and the significance of derivation-conversion in financial systems. With a keen interest in the history and philosophy of economic thought, his research considers the repackaging of risk and contingency of valuation in ecological and social environments.
Annika Werner is a research fellow at the "MARPOR - Manifesto Research on Political Representation" project (Social Science Research Center Berlin,
WZB) and a PhD student at Humboldt-University Berlin. She holds a Diploma in Political Science from Potsdam University (Germany) and stays at the University of Sydney for three months having won the WZB-Sydney scholarship for 2012.
Annika's research focuses on political parties, elections and representation in a comparative setting as well as on methodological questions concerning the analysis of political text. Her PhD is on the effect of policy representation of citizens by political parties on citizens' support for democracy.
- Read an article by Annika Werner & Onawa Promise Lacewell: Programmatic Supply and the Autonomy of US State Parties in 2008 and 2010