Wendy Alejandra Medina de Loera
Graduate Programme in Geography, York University
Research keywords: Sand mining; rural livelihoods; rural transformations; socio-environmental relations; political ecology; Jeneberang river; South Sulawesi; Indonesia
Wendy is an international doctoral candidate in Geography at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. She holds a MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the Center for the Study of Asia and Africa (CEAA), El Colegio de México. Her research explores the mining of sand and stone materials in the Jeneberang river in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wendy is also an active member of Grupo de Estudios sobre Eurasia (Eurasia Studies Group). Currently she works as a Research Assistant for the Work at Sea project led by Dr. Peter Vandergeest (York University) and Dr. Melissa Marschke (University of Ottawa).