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Geography-Geology Building, Room 31F
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Research Interests:

Women, Rural Hydrosocial territories, Feminist Political Ecology, Participatory Water Management, and Decolonial Feminist.





Ph.D. student in Geography, University of Georgia

MSc. Master of Science (Geographical Information Science and System) (2019) University of Salzburg, Austria

Master in Land-use Planning (2017) Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador.

B.A (2015) Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador.


2019. Tinker Graduate Research Travel Award 06/2019 for Summer Research in Ecuador

2016. The European Union and ITCILO funding for attendance to the course: “Promoting rural development: sustainable tourism and short agricultural supply chains” Turin, Italy.

Selected Publications:

Palacios, E. 2018. “Historia de la Educación Indígena Intercultural Bilingüe en Azuay y Cañar”, Claves de la Historia de Cuenca. Universidad de Cuenca. Cuenca-Ecuador.


Fausto O. Sarmiento, Alexandra Vázques, Gloria Aguilar, Rachid Cheddadi Mark Bush,Mario Donoso, Estefanía Palacios, et al .2018.Tree microrefugia and community-based conservation in Tropandean mountainscapes: A bio-cultural approach for heritage management of "El Collay" protected forest in Southeastern Ecuador, Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 4.