Prof Margarita Velazquez Gutierrez
Director of the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CRIM) of National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Margarita Velazquez attended the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco and studied social psychology. She has a PhD in Social Sciences from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London. The topic of her thesis was Social Sustainability: Gender and Household Relations in Two Forestry Communities in Quintana Roo, Mexico. She is a full time researcher at the National University in Mexico working on issues related with gender, development and sustainability. She is a consultant on gender and social development issues for various governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Professor Velazquez spoke about gender issues and climate change from the perspective of communities and women in Mexico, as well as new directions in understanding gender issues when considering changes needed when seeking sustainability solutions, at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA).