Alberto Alonso-Fradejas is a PhD Candidate at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), a researcher at the Agrarian & Environmental Justice Programme of the Transnational Institute (TNI), and a Fellow of the Guatemalan Institute of Agrarian and Rural Studies (IDEAR).
He has (co-) authored a series of articles, monographs and policy reports on the politics and the political economy, ecology and sociology of agrarian change and territorial restructuring in Guatemala, Central America and South America since the early 2000s. He has done field research in India, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Chile, Brazil and more recently in Myanmar. Between 2003 and 2011 he has been a regular lecturer at the Schools of Political Sciences, History and Sociology in Guatemala’s National University (USAC); a visiting lecturer at the Master on Conflict and Development Studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium (2015); and at the course on Politics of Development at the College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University in Beijing (2015). Since 2014 he is part of the teaching team of the course on Politics of Agrarian Transformation at the Master on Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies at the ISS in The Netherlands.
His academic publications in English appeared in Journal of Peasant Studies, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Development Journal, and Third World Quarterly. He co-edited (with Eric Holt-Giménez, Todd Holmes and Martha Robbins) the 2015 Third World Quarterly special issue on food sovereignty: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ctwq20/36/3 He continues to engage with (trans)national agrarian, indigenous, workers, rural women and youth movements.