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Miss Adriana Suarez-Delucchi

Miss Adriana Suarez-Delucchi

Miss Adriana Suarez-Delucchi
MSc, BSc, BSc

Research Associate

Area of research

Research Associate in Human Geography

Veterinary General,
Dolberry Building, Langford BS40 5DU
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I joined the University of Bristol in 2015 through a fully funded interdisciplinary PhD scholarship in Sustainable Futures (Environment, Energy and Resilience) part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP).

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and a Master in Environmental Management from Macquarie University, Australia. I have been involved in research related to the social and environmental impacts of hydropower and mining development projects. I have worked on wetland conservation and environmental education, and I am now interested in exploring avenues to understand the social and political relations that organise people's everyday activities. 


My PhD research looks at community based water management in rural Chile. I use ‘Institutional Ethnography’ (IE) as a method of inquiry, which was developed by feminist sociologist and activist Dorothy Smith. Although IE has clear emancipatory goals, it has not been applied yet to the area of natural resource management and this is the contribution I make to both IE and to the literature on natural resources management.

I am particularly interested in engaging in work that overcomes traditional academic boundaries, drawing on my background in Geography, Environmental Management, wetland conservation and currently Political Ecology and feminist theories. I am interested in looking at how two of the Sustainable Development Goals interact by looking at gender considerations and drinking water and sanitation.  

Through my fieldwork experience, I also had the chance to explore the insider/outsider dichotomy and reflections on the researcher’s position and experience, especially when conducting fieldwork ‘at home’. The negotiation of boundaries, codes and feelings have required me as a researcher to appreciate the complex relationships surrounding ethnographic work, in order to explore how community based water management is done in the local setting, without forgetting where the setting is embedded.


2018 - 2019 Seminar Tutor for 'Politics of the Global South: POLI10004' School for Policy Studies.

2018 - 2019 'Sustainable Development: UNIV10001'. School of Geographical Sciences. 

2017 - 2019 'Environmental Policy and Social Justice: SPOLMOO41' School for Policy Studies. 

2016 & 2017 ‘Widening Participation Summer School: The Death Debate’ School of Law.

2017 ‘Widening Participation: De-coding gender’ School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. 


  • Institutional Ethnography
  • Co-management of natural resources
  • Resilience of socio-ecological systems



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