Dr Adriana Suárez Delucchi

Postdoc Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5248
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5248
E-Mail: suarez@gcr21.uni-due.de


11/2019 - 09/2021

University of Bristol

Bristol Veterinary School

Research Associate in Human Geography for the BioSmart project

12/2013 - 02/2014

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Learning Assistant

11/2013 - 05/2014

Avon Wildlife Trust, UK

Volunteer North Somerset Wetland Programme

06/2013 - 10/2014

Wetlands Link International, WWT

Project Assistant for Wetland Link Intl (WLI)

03/2011 - 08/2013

Kennedy Foundation, Chile

Project Manager, Wetland Conversation

12/2008 - 05/2009

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Geographic Information Systems Project Analyst

01/2008 - 05/2009

 Southern Nature, Chile

Environmental Education Monitor

Research Interests

  • Global environmental governance
  • Decoloniality/postcoloniality
  • Institutional Ethnography
  • Organizational Studies
  • Water management institutions
  • Community participation
  • Political ecology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 2018 - 2019: Graduate Teaching Assistant for 'POLI10004: Politics of the Global' - Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
  • 2017 - 2019: Widening Participation Workshop Facilitation - 'The Death Debate' , School of Law & 'De-coding gender', Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
  • 2017 - 2018: Guest lecturer for 'UNIV10001: Sustainable Development', School of Georgraphical Sciences, University of Bristol
  • 2016 - 2018: Guest lecturer for the 'Environmental Policy and Social Justice' unit, MSc in Public Policy, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
  • 2010 - 2011: Design of teaching case studies based on Master research in Australia on 'Social and Environmental Impact Assessment' final year Geography students, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Chile
  • 2007 - 2009: Planning and delivery of seminars and design of summative assessment for exams and coursewokr for 'Geographic Information Systems' (GIS), Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Chile
  • 2005 - 2006: Delivery of seminars and design of summative assessment for 'World Regional Geography', Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Chile
  • 2005: Teaching Assistant for 'Quantitative Research Methods' for undergraduate Geography students, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Chile


Dr Adriana Suárez Delucchi joined the research group 'Global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order' in November 2021 and will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre until October 2022.

Research Project at the Centre

Decolonial critiques of environmental governance orders

The idea that all human beings have equally contributed to an epoch of unprecedented global transformation, also referred to as the Anthropocene, obscures differential responsibilities and silences non-dominant ways of being-in-place. Critically exploring through a decolonial lens global environmental governance is important to prevent the reproduction of modernising logics that privilege universal politics and efficiency over plurality. My research at the Centre is twofold. On the one hand, it involves examining how the Earth System Governance Project is organised and which (if any) knowledge systems are marginalised within its constitutive discourses and practices. In addition, I examine how the strengthening of global environmental governance and regulatory institutions may reinforce a colonial order subordinating relational approaches and alternative planetary futures.

Seminars and Conferences

IV International Forum of Sociology (ISA) ‘The Social Organisation of Silvopastoral Projects in Colombian Amazon: Is This a Way to Protect the Forest?’ (2021)

Co-organiser of South West Doctoral Training Partnership 'Decolonising Methodology Seminar', Decolonising Social Research Series (2021)

Awarded National Research Centre Methods Fund. Short Course on Institutional Ethnography (2021)

Great Western Water Security: Regional Research Delivering Far Research Impacts. ‘GW4 Water Security Alliance Annual Conference’ (2020)

Awarded SWDTP Higher Training Fund - Online workshop for PhD Students on ‘Institutional Ethnography: Feminist, interdisciplinary & bottom-up research’ (2020)

‘Community water management in rural Chile: An Institutional Ethnography’. European Sociological Association, Manchester (2019)

Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. Keynote speaker at ‘Institutional Ethnography: A Feminist Approach to Texts and Organisational Analysis’ (2019)

‘Community Based Water Management in Rural Chile’. XIX International Sociological Association, Toronto (2018)

Community water management in rural Chile’. Gender Research Centre, Sociology, Politics and International Studies, Bristol University (2018)

‘Resilience of whom and to what: Can a feminist approach help in building the resilience of socio-ecological systems to climate change effects?’. Gender Research Centre, Sociology, Politics and International Studies, Bristol University (2018)

Co-organiser of South West Doctoral Training Partnership Conference. ‘Beyond Research: Society, Collaboration & Impact’, Bristol (2018)

‘Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation’. South West Doctoral Training Partnership Conference, Exeter (2016)




Suárez Delucchi, Adriana (2022). Book Review: Lund, R. & Nielsen, A., Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region, AAG Review of Books.

Suárez Delucchi, Adriana (2021). 'Navigating complex waters through Institutional Ethnography'. Forthcoming in: Michalopoulou, Eleni, Stanmore, Tabitha, Ma, Lin, Jester, Natalie, Shallcross, E. Dudley, Atkins, Ed and Leal Filho, Walter (eds.). 'Sustainability and complexity: towards a post-disciplinary approach'. Springer.

Murray, Órla Meadhbh, Ablett, Elizabeth and Suárez Delucchi, Adriana (2021). ‘Between orthodoxy and openness: a book review essay on: The Palgrave Handbook of Institutional Ethnography’, in International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Suárez Delucchi, Adriana (2018). ‘At-home ethnography’: Insider, outsider, and social relations in rural drinking water management in Chile', in Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 7(2): 199-211.

Suárez Delucchi, Adriana (2018). ‘National Wetland Policy: Chile’, in Finlayson C. et al. (eds), The Wetland Book, Dordrecht: Springer.